Sonic orbiter

SYSTEM Sounds were selected as artists in residence for a new collaboration between the Ontario Science Centre and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

In July they premiered the Sonic Orbiter, an arcade-style game that lets people create music with the craters of the Moon. A simple joystick controls the path of an orbiter over the surface and a note is played when passing over a crater with the pitch determined by its size. A version of this was also presented at the Aga Khan Museum’s Festival of the Moon to celebrate the anniversary of the 1st Moon landing. The Sonic Orbiter is available for display in other museums and science centres around the world.

Sonic Orbiter is an arcade-style sci-art exhibit that let you create music by steering the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter over the surface of the Moon.