Telescopes allow us to see what outer space looks like in different types of light, by transforming digital information captured in space by telescopes such as Hubble and X-ray observatories such as Chandra.
NASA, the US space agency, recently developed a way to allow people to listen to outer space. They have done this by converting the light from the Milky Way, as observed in X-rays, light rays and infrared rays, into audio.
The new project uses a process called “sonication” to transform astronomical images into something we can listen to.
Sonification translates data into sound. Each sound represents the positions and brightness of distant stars and galaxies in the outer reaches of space.
The brighter the object, the higher it’s pitch will be. The intensity of the light controls the volume of the audio.
Sound plays an important role in our understanding of our world and space. For further information, and more space sonification clips, visit NASA
Arctic AM Sound Wave art is exclusive to Mono Wave Art. Based on the album art by Arctic Monkeys. Your favourite song can be created as Arctic AM style. It can also be fully personalised in any colour and even with a custom message.
The album received critical acclaim from critics and was featured in many year-end lists as one of the best of 2013.
AM was one of Arctic Monkeys’ most successful albums. It topped the charts in many countries, and reached top ten in many more. AM is one of the UK’s best-selling vinyl albums of the decade, selling over 73,000 copies.
Sound wave art is an ideal personalised gift for any occasion. Weddings, Anniversaries, birthdays… and more.
Every song has its own unique waveform, every beat, every note, every vocal can be visualised as AM Arctic Sound Wave Art.
Probably the most iconic musical medium has to be the vinyl record.
Vinyl records were the main medium for music reproduction in the 20th century. Records managed to retain the largest market share, even when modern formats such as the compact cassette were mass produced. By the eighties, digital media, such as the compact disc, gained a bigger share of the market, and the record left the mainstream in the early 90s.
Since the nineties, records continued to be manufactured and sold on a much smaller scale. In the 90s and early 00s they were commonly used by disc jockeys (DJs), especially within dance music and club culture.
They are now also listened to by a growing number of audiophiles. The vinyl record has made a bit of a resurgence in popularity as a format for rock music in the early 21st century.
All songs have their own personal sound wave identity. Every sound when viewed in specialist software, can create unique shapes, patterns and designs.These designs can then be enhanced to make stunning personalised art.
Every day, I like to do a little bit of doodling in my sketchbook… Inspiration however is always an issue. Nothing is more intimidating than a blank page!
For ideas on things to draw, I looked to the app Sketch-a-Day. Sketch a Day updates daily with a new word for the community to interpret. Members attack the word in different ways and with varied mediums. Having the restriction of a single word leads to some creative thinking. I tend to try and do pretty much the opposite of my first thought.
Post ‘Peaceful Protest’
Nothin’ to give
Free the mouse!
Marsh mud monster
It’s time Mister Shiney-sides
Not alway fighting
My doodles can be viewed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter…. along with my the other rambling ideas.
Red Dead redemption 2 by Rockstar Games is out soon – I am certainly not alone in being crazy excited to pull on my cowboy boots and get back into my stetson hat.
The sound design and soundtrack to Red Dead Redemption were pitch perfect. The drums, trumpets, whistles, grunts, lingering guitars and rattles…. pefectly emulate the ‘spaghetti western’ sound that Ennio Morricone composed in clasics of the 1960’s
One of my all time musical moments in gaming is in Red Dead Redemption, when the main protagonist, John Marston, makes his way into Mexico.
As you set off on your horse, the stunning track by José González, fades in. The song is Far Away. Trecking south, with a bright orange sunset and this song playing just blew me away. It was unexpected and in 35 years of gaming, I don’t think I have ever been caught so much ‘in the moment’.
Jose Gonzales is a fantastic musician… A Swedish/Argentinian folk singer. His songs are usually just him and his guitar, but his sound is like no other. I would definitely reccomend checking him out, if you haven’t already.
The cover art from Jose Gonzales first studio album, Veneer, is my inspiration for this Sound Wave Art. I have searched to no avail, to find the artist who creates his covers, so I have to assume that he sketches them himself.
If someone out there knows for sure, let me know.
Personalised Sound Wave art can be commissioned at my art site monowaveart.co.uk
Veneer style will be available to purchase soon.
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