Seven Songs for Seven Planets and a Black Hole at the Heart of the Universe

2018
Dan Tapper
Dan Tapper's "Seven Songs for Seven Planets and a Black Hole at the Heart of the Universe" is a series of seven immersive auditory experiences, based on the planets in our solar system and cited throughout the Wave Farm property. The work is conceived as a journey through the Solar System, informed by data from space and naturally occurring radio waves, disseminated through broadcasts and locative audio. Sound created at each site is generative and evolving based on information gathered from planetary orbits and rotations. In a radio broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM Tapper will showcase the raw data for each piece and reveal how it evolves into a finished work, highlighting the shaping and sculpting of data by scientific organizations.