Category Archives: SYSTEM Sounds: Bringing the Music of the Spheres Down to Earth

Sonification videos and Web apps

The project produced 5 sonification videos in 2018. True Love Waits: http://www.system-sounds.com/true-love-waits/ Jupiter’s Moons: http://www.system-sounds.com/jupiters-moons/ Black Widow Pulsar: http://www.system-sounds.com/black-widow-pulsar/ Play Saturn Harp: http://www.system-sounds.com/saturn-harp/ Play Jupiter’s Moons: https://matt-russo.github.io/systemsounds-apps/jupiters-moons/ Github: https://github.com/matt-russo/systemsounds-apps They have been viewed over 65 000 times on YouTube and were featured on space.com, Virgin Radio, and in The Outline. We produced 2 online applications (Saturn […]

update: Pulsar and Blazar musicalizations

Latest on SYSTEM Sounds website BLACK WIDOW PULSAR Listen to the sound of the Black Widow Pulsar as it destroys its mate! The pulsar’s 622Hz period produces an Eb note and the flickers are caused by the radio beam passing through the brown dwarf’s tail which acts like a magnifying glass. All sounds in these […]

update: Musicalizations

SYSTEM Sounds has created music from astronomical systems and data. Below is some of their work. Project website The motion of the solar system’s terrestrial planets is converted into musical pitches and rhythms   2. Saturn’s rings are converted into musical notes. Visit system-sounds.com/saturn-harp for an interactive version   3. The Sound of Jupiter’s Moons

update: press publicity and videos

Inspired by the discovery of the remarkable TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, an astrophysicist, a musician, and an astrophysicist/musician decided to explore what happens when the rhythms and harmonies of astronomical systems are translated into music so they can be heard by human ears. The result is SYSTEM Sounds, a collection of music and animations generated by […]