OUTER SPACE MADE SOME ART: THE NOISE OF JUPITER AND THEDOTISBLACK
The Voyager 1 probe lunched back in 1977, and while most often credited with taking beautiful imagery of the massive inhabitants of our solar system, it also recorded the noises of radio and plasma waves being emitted by our fellow planets.
While no transmissions of alien top 40 hits were received, what humans did get to experience for the first time were the ethereal and sweeping sounds of the energy of the very planets themselves, a beautiful and bizarre set of transmissions that rival the best of our synth masters here on earth, and have informed "the sound of space" in sci-fi and music ever since.
Generative artwork firm Thedotisblack specializes in creating artwork using only coding in computers. For their most recent project they have created a moving soundmap out of a perfectly edited and looped recording form NASA's Voyager recordings. Think of it as a 41-year art piece created with the teamwork of a Probe, human brains, and an ever-changing array 0's and 1's.
The piece we've highlighted here is based on the recordings of Jupiter, our favorite stormy, gassy, space-fellow. Check out Thedotisblack for more generative artworks and computer-derived experiments, and we highly recommend "Symphonies of the Planets", the complete NASA Voyager recordings. It's great for parties.