This is the second in the series. The vision here is made using the amazing astronomy photographs of Marek Dobiecki, artist, teacher and astronomer, panetix.com . Dobiecki has built himself an observatory in his backyard in the Dandenong ranges where he tracks the night sky with his computer controlled f4.5 x 30cm Newtonian Telescope capturing galaxies, nebulae and star fields. The photographs are wonderfully fragile, textured, grayscale images of up to 2 hours exposure time revealing things we can barely see with the naked eye.
These photos were built into a series of audio reactive Quartz Composer animations and the sounds are inspired from space recordings and low frequency atmospheric sounds of the earth built on a modular synthesizer. As always the track is recorded in one pass with no overdubs for sound or vision.
You can also download an mp3 here: abreojos.net/mp3/NGC2835_in_Hydra.mp3
This is now available as a limited edition DVD collecting all of the spiral galaxy tracks on to one DVD, more details and purchase info here: abreojos.net/?p=286
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