1. Mascara. Eating Pumpkin Seeds
2. Ars Sonor. Irreversible Loss
3. Hyaena Fierling Reich. Ayesha (She Who Must Be Obeyed)
4. Bird Paradigma. The Impression And The Imprint
5. elizabeth Veldon. cut-up 2
6. Elizabeth Veldon. an operation is the expression of a relation between the structures of it’s result and of it’s bases
7. Anastasia Vronski. The Sputnik
8. Laurie Spiegel. Kepler’s Harmony Of The Worlds
laurie spiegel's track is being reissued by unseen world records and can be pre-orderd here: unseenworlds.net/UW09
she has supplied the following notes for 'kepler's harmony of the worlds'
Kepler's Harmony of the Worlds (Feb-May 1977)
Known variously as "Harmonices Mundi", "Harmonia Mundi", "Harmony of the Planets" or "Music of the Spheres" (this last erroneously because Kepler labored so long and hard to establish that the orbits of the planets were not circular but elliptical), this work is my realization of Johannes Kepler's idea, published by him in 1618-1619. Kepler's vision, and the relationships he worked out, were to make audible to humans, as music, the frequencies of our solar system's planetary motions, a music that he hypothesized if it were to be heard would otherwise only be audible to the ear of God. This realization was used as the first cut on the golden "Sounds of Earth" record on board the Voyager spacecraft (see "Murmurs of Earth" by Carl Sagan).
I have chosen the variant title used here to embody that to Kepler this work might not have represented a simple sonification of astronomical data. I speculate that Kepler looked for deeper meanings and implications, as would have been natural to one who at times was employed as an astrologer and whose mother was nearly burned as a witch. I think that Kepler just might have envisioned a truly universal harmony among diverse living beings as well. In Chapter 10. "Epilogue ... by way of Conjecture" Kepler makes a case for the existence of life on other worlds besides the Earth. [Harmonies of the World, by Johannes Kepler, tr. Charles Glenn Wallis , pp. 1084-5.]
This piece is a straightforward realization of Johannes Kepler's idea based on astronomical data. The mapping of planetary data to frequency in this excerpt (as the piece is potentially infinite in duration), shows the continuous time function model fundamental to GROOVE's design very clearly. The selection heard here reproduces the functions starting on 0 January, 1977 and running forward through time from that date at the human-perceived rate of 20 seconds per year.
update: thanks to the generosity of Laurie Spiegel this is now available for download
released 28 August 2012