A musical clock made of stars


9 Responses to “A musical clock made of stars”

  1. VagabondAstronomer says:

    God, how I miss working under the dome…

  2. mdh says:

    my clock, it’s made of stars

  3. Spikeles says:

    I really like it, i keep expecting to hear “Space.. the final frontier. These are the…”

  4. SKouryou says:

    I’ve had this on at a very low volume at my workstation all day… and it’s utterly mesmerizing and surprisingly conductive to a soothing workflow. Lovely. Bookmarked, period.

  5. Ernunnos says:

    Been listening to this for a few minutes now, and it’s all about the choice of tone. Winds sound like air, which we associate with space. So majestic.

    Now… do the exact same thing with banjo samples.

  6. Ernunnios: How right you are! I went through a number of the sounds in the STK (synthesis toolkit) before settling on that particular sound, which is called “BlowBotl”.

    Most of ‘em sounded less than celestial.

  7. aaron Sluis says:

    Well, this is going on the list of things I need in my future Myst-inspired house.

    “And here, through the secret fireplace doorway, we have the musical observatory. The next door is opened by playing the sounds of the stars for a given time, at that time.”

  8. misterjuju says:

    Ever since I was a kid, even before I’d ever heard the phrase “music of the spheres” I’ve had dreams–just regular, everynight common dreams about whatever–during which anytime I looked up at the night sky, the stars would make a faint chiming song that would haunt me long after I awakened. I tried to keep the sound playing in my head for as long as possible, but it would fade, and I’d eventually forget about the star-song until I had another dream that featured it. This musical clock of stars plays the exact same song…this has blown my mind. That it exists for others to enjoy gives me a sense of relief, as if I finally got that song out of my mind and into the non-dream world.

  9. ranomatic says:

    Sean’s viewing/listening suggestion is great. I love this thing!

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