used to believe that the whole matter emanates tones, that the whole world
is the music. He divided it into Musica Mundana (which soon became famous
as Music of Spheres) and Musica Humana (music of human body). Their
relations, open to mind rather than to our limited senses, have been
regulating links between the human being and Universe evolving according
to changes in our perception of the world and its understanding. Vibrating
tones reflecting the movement of planets around the Sun opens the sonic
essay on the Golden Record carried by spaceships Voyager I & II on
their intergalaxy journey One cannot foresee whether this updated version
of Music of Spheres will ever reach some distant in time and space
civilisations. These vibrations, containing the memory of milliards years
of existence, might never leave their source, remaining resonate inside
the inscrutable structure of human brain as long as imagination and
cognitive passion will rule our minds.
radiotelescopes penetrate remote recesses of cosmic space. The same
technology allows us to observe and listen to 15 thousands of neurons
which secure thoughts, emotions, feelings and persistence of a human being.
“tones & whispers” Johannes Keplers'
(XVII/XVIII ) elaboration of Music of Spheres was performed on
theremin (the instrument using radio waves as the source of tones).
Spheres of sound surround the particular planets. The tones are combined
with brainwaves and other sounds creating our sonic realm. Images from
fMRI brain scanning merge with distant galaxes and planets but one can
notice also fragments of everyday surrounding.
piece is about relations between the place and space, between micro- and
macro- worlds fulfilling themselves in the individual's existence.
The project is inscribed in the serious of works entitled “Hidden
“Here & Beyond/Tones & whispers” consists of three
simultaneous video pieces and photo-images of music scores. Soundtrack was
elaborated by Dave Lawrance.