Sonic Arts
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Name of artwork:
Sound Art, Scott Daniliuk, Golden Record, Listen to Audio

Media/Medium:
Audio

Assignment:
If you could toss a bottle out into space, what message would you seal into it for anyone -- or any thing -- to open some day far away from our solar system?” NASA's two Voyager spacecraft bound for interstellar space carry audio disks from 30 years ago called the Golden Records.

What’s on the record?
http://goldenrecord.org/sounds.htm

What’s the Voyager story?
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/voyager_record/index_voyager.html

Listen to other people’s ideas about the Golden Record; interview with composer of record Ann Druyan. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2006/05/12

Your assignment is to make a five-minute composition of sounds that are important to you or to humanity or to history. How would you make an audio capsule of this moment? Alternatively, What kind of a record would they send back to us? You could compose the daily records of life on another planet.