Composer and musician William Zeitler performs his original Our Last Transit of Venus for Glass Armonica and Orchestra. William composed the piece especially for the occasion of the Transit of Venus 2012.

Interesting to note is that the Glass Armonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761 which was also a year of a Transit of Venus!


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Music and Performance: William Zeitler ( and http.//

Performance film recording: Michaela Shopland (iPLEX, Univ. of Calif. L.A.,

Other camera work and editing: Maarten Roos (Lightcurvefilms, http:/

Special thanks to:
Profs. David Jewitt and David Paiges (iPLEX, Univ. of Calif. L.A.,,
Anton Stoelwinder (Anton Stoelwinder Produkties,
Hans Hooijmaijers (Boerhaave Museum, the Netherlands,,
Peter Louwman

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