Space sounds have ‘animalistic qualities’ according to Artist in Residence

Posted by ac555 at Dec 20, 2013 09:20 AM |
'Trajectory’ exhibition uncovered the sounds of space
Space sounds have ‘animalistic qualities’ according to Artist in Residence

Illustration of trajectory

The sounds of space and the Sun were the focus of an exhibition at Embrace Arts last month which provided visitors with an insight into the animalistic qualities of space.   

Multimedia composer, Andrew Williams, Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Space Research Centre created an innovative multi-speaker installation to explore what the vacuum of space and the Sun actually sound like.

Using a sound recording taken from an ESA satellite in 2001, Andrew was able to capture the sounds of plasma moving through the Sun and electrons hitting the Earth’s atmosphere which revealed many similarities to a dawn chorus of birds amongst other things.

What do you think space sounds like? Listen to this podcast and decide for yourself: