Bang was written in an attempt to emulate the creation of our universe following the “big bang” theory. In the piece I have analyzed harmony based off of real objects in outer space. The sounds were used with permission from Paul Francis, and are found on his website: http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/pfrancis/Music/index.html. Francis realizes that sound does not travel through a vacuum, instead, he calculated electromagnetic frequency information with a spectrograph. He then reduced the electromagnetic radiation data by 1.75 trillion times to achieve frequencies our ears can hear. I took these sounds and converted the frequency information into musical pitches (rounding to the nearest 1/4 tone). In the piece you will hear a series of musical events that were interpreted as galactic events. In order, a singularity becomes increasingly unstable, followed by a bang, then a rapid expansion of material, which leads to destruction of matter and anti-matter, the formation of the helix nebula, finally, after a little more expansion, our journey stops to where we are today. This piece does not depict true scientific events, only realizations of events.

 

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