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Mysterybear ¦|¦ The Quiet Sun

In Vacuo 1
In Vacuo 2
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     Feedback implies pure chaos, but here you find gesture, intent, expression within the chaos. Something between harsh noise music and that exploring expressiveness of Jimi Hendrix's most noisy, feedback-laden moments, Dave Seidel explores these sounds and finds analogies with that life-giving ball of energy, the Sun.

Artist Statement:
     Tracks 1, 3, and 5 are realtime improvisations using various analog devices in a feedback-based configuration, played with two infrared motion controllers. Treated by convolving with the sound of a decommissioned nuclear reactor hall in Sweden.

     Track 2 is based on a field recording of a small plane flying over Cape Cod Bay near Provincetown, Massachussetts (October 2012). Treated by time-stretching to eight times its original length, with added harmonics based on 52Hz (the emergent prominent pitch of the recording).

     Track 4 is Track 2, reversed.

     The impulse response recording used to treat Tracks 1, 3, and 5 is from: www.openairlib.net, Audiolab, University of York / Dr. Damian T. Murphy www.openairlib.net/auralizationdb/content/r1-nuclear-reactor-hall

     The cover image is "Bright Points on the Quiet Sun" (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100416.html), originally from the paper "Magnetic bright points in the quiet Sun" (http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.1885). This is a photograph of the surface of the Sun, an area about 35,000 kilometers across.

Artist website: Mysterybear.net

Creative Commons License
The Quiet Sun by Mysterybear
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
released April 2013

Background image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, licensed CC BY.

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