Marty Quinnís

Design Rhythmics Sonification Research Lab

Music of the Earth, Sun, Planets & Space Volume Two 2007

Track

Represents

Time

1. Solar Song

Solar storm of 1998 recorded by the ACE spacecraft

1:54

2. The Tides of Venice

November 2002 Climate and tidal data from Venice Italy with Cornelieu Montano and Marty Quinn improvising voice over the datamusic.

8:29

3. The Kitab-i-Iqan

Sacred text from the Baha'i Writings as music with improvisation over the text music by jazz guitarist Pat Martino and Marty Quinn on 16 electronic drum pads each of which is a different instrument and the dynamics of each hit select the notes.

2:45

4. Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

The first 1/5 of the play turned into music. Each actor determines the scale their word letters are played thru and the words are played as chords of music. Marty accompanies jazz guitarist Pat Martino on tablas.

7:42

5. The Climate Symphony

110,000 years of ice core data represented in musical form.

6:47

6. Hyperspectral

An image of a square mile of terrain on Earth. The music is generated by traversing the 3D data cube using various start and end indices and each of the six different dimensional orderings such as xyz, zyx,yxz etc. Based on the starting dimension, a different scale is used to represent the data values. Different instruments are also selected based on dimension and position in the data cube.

6:42

7. Mars

Data from the Mars Odyssey program creates the music without regard to perceiving or understanding the data, just for the musical texture in this case.

Distorted guitar and Marty on drumset add to this version.

5:28

8. AIRMAP (Eastern scales)

A week of the worst ozone pollution in NH during the summer of 2002. Four air quality stations are represented using patterns of music for air quality warning levels, sustained strings for danger/warning level context, and melodic representation of ozone levels.

3:33

9. The Tides of Venice (Eastern Version)

November 2002 Climate and tidal data from Venice Italy with improvisation on Shakuhatchi flute by Grand Master Richard and Marty Quinn on voice.

8:21

10. Kitab-i-Iqan

The slowest version of this textual sonification.

5:56

11. AIRMAP (Western scales)

A week of the worst ozone pollution in NH during the summer of 2002. Four air quality stations are represented using patterns of music for air quality warning levels, sustained strings for danger/warning level context, and melodic representation of ozone levels.

Uses a 9 note scale.

4:40

12. Kitab-i-Iqan

A slow version of this textual sonification.

5:56

 

 

CD Descriptions

Music of the Earth, Sun, Planets & Space Volume One 2005

Track

Represents

Time

1. Water Ice on Mars (gamma rays/neutron)

½ year

2:45

2. The Climate Symphony (ice core)

110,000 years

7:42

3. The Tides of Venice (tidal/weather)

15 days 07/02

4:38

4. AIRMAP (ozone)

7 days 2002

5:08

5. El Nino (sea surface temperature flux)

130 years

5:56

6. The Seismic Sonata (seismic)

7 mins 14 secs

7:14

7. Rock Around the Bow Shock (ions/plasma)

½ hour

6:34

8. Solar Song (solar winds)

19 days 1998

1:52