Tuesday 15 January 2019 - 13:15 to Sunday 20 January 2019 - 13:15


British composer and sound artist Nick Ryan and his team of engineering and space geniuses have built a machine that tracks the position of 27,000 pieces of space junk, and transforms them into sound as they pass overhead.

The machine consists of a 2-metre long cylinder with 1000 'locked grooves' cut into a lacquered surface. Each groove carries a sound signal representing an individual piece of space debris. As pieces of space debris orbit above Earth, it initiates a stylus mechanisms to locate and play one of the 1000 grooves, creating a live audio composition and a unique piece of music.

Machine 9 is part of the Mona Foma taking place in Launceston, Tasmania.


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