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.
Mp3 here for download: http://abreojos.net/mp3/NGC1313_in_Reticulum.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: http://abreojos.net/?p=286