Whatever X, Day XXII

Because I think it’s fun to inflict my musical stylings upon you! Again!

JULY 26, 2005: Saturn Speaks

John Scalzi again. No, I’m not back yet. I still have a week left on my hiatus. However, I wanted to drop a musical composition I did on y’all. The Cassini mission has recorded radio frequencies from Saturn and NASA has fiddled with them to put them into human hearing range, and I thought they sounded interesting enough to work with in a musical sense. So, for your musical delectation: “Saturn Speaks.” It comes in three flavors: Real Media (3.4 MB), small variable bit rate mp3 (4.3 MB) and large variable bit rate mp3 (9.9 MB). The track itself is 7 minutes long. Let me know what you think.

10 Comments on “Whatever X, Day XXII”

  1. Cool! And this is so, for me, apropos! Since I am taking an online Astronomy class right now! As we (figuratively) speak!

    I just shared a link to this post with my class. Hope they enjoy it as much as I do.

  2. That is certainly hypnotic. It’s going right on the Pod – I have a night bus trip to Hiroshima this week, and this is just what I need.

  3. Well aren’t you the talented one? That was very cool, sort of Brian Eno-ish. I saved that one and will re-play

  4. I may have already said this, but I think it’s awesome that THE John Scalzi has so many talents. And music is definitely one of them!!! I listened to the before track and thought of a haunted house. I listened to the music-laden track and loved it =) Very sci-fi!!!

  5. “9. Jon S.on 23 Sep 2008 at 5:33 am

    That’s almost as creepy as those deep-sea sounds that hydrophones keep picking up…”

    You don’t mean that annoying chanting about someone named Kathy-Lou, or something like that, do you?

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