Mandala - A Planetary Musical Palindrome by Daniel Starr-Tambor
This is trippy. And simply an amazing feat of creativity. Daniel Starr-Tambor composed this abstract musical composition by assigning each planet(oid) a particular note along the natural harmonic series, ranging from Mercury’s B to Pluto’s C# two octaves up. The notes are played in a pattern corresponding to orbital periods of each planet.
I’ll let his description tell you the rest:
With more than 62 vigintillion individual notes, “Mandala” is the longest palindrome in existence. Composed using the first nine partials of the Natural Harmonic Series repeating at the accelerated tempos of our solar system, Mandala would continue without repetition for over 532.25 septendecillion years. In homage to “Art of the Fugue” by J.S. Bach, “Mandala” has been crafted to include the “musical signature” of it’s author: the stereo imaging is arranged to reflect the exact position of the solar system at the moment of his birth, from the perspective of the Sun as it faces the constellation Libra, so that each note chronicles his birthday on every planet.
Did I mention that this was amazing? Well done, sir. If you aren’t as blown away by this as me, we can’t be friends.
I am finding this very soothing work background music, in addition to being very cool. I’m sorry I don’t have nearly enough time to read, let alone caption, all the text in the video.