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The Project


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The Project


 
 

The Project

 

 A Galaxy of Suns is a smart phone app and associated choral performance that ‘plays’ the stars as they rise and set over 360˚ of the horizon – for any location on Earth. Operating on a galactic scale this project is a collaboration across contemporary art, music, astronomy and design.  A Galaxy of Suns works with the native potentials of smart device technology to create a unique experience of the cosmos accessible to audiences wherever they find themselves in the world.

Tracking the Earth’s motions through space, A Galaxy of Suns  documents in real-time the audience’s precise position in relation to the stars, sonifying stellar data to create a sound and visual composition unique to their location in space and time.  Using the GPS data automatically recorded by smart phones and operational without network access, the project works with parameters such as location on the horizon, brightness, size, age and chemical composition of stars, and translates them into sonic and aesthetic variables including rhythm, pitch, volume, panning, colour and light intensity.

Created by artist Michaela Gleave, composer Amanda Cole and programmer Warren Armstrong A Galaxy of Suns  connects audiences with the unseen motions of our galaxy, through the intimacy of an app, and the large scale spectacle of  choral performance. 

 

 

 “A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF MUSIC, ASTRONOMY, AND CONCEPTUAL ART”

Trevor H. Smith, Visual Arts South West, UK

 

 
 
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Story


Whilst it creatively interprets science, A Galaxy of Suns is not an illustrative, literal or educational translation of data. Rather it is a celebration of the beauty and wonder at the ultimately inaccessible  and intangible nature of the stars.  

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Whilst it creatively interprets science, A Galaxy of Suns is not an illustrative, literal or educational translation of data. Rather it is a celebration of the beauty and wonder at the ultimately inaccessible  and intangible nature of the stars.  

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