Date08 June 2020 - 30 June 2020
A Galaxy of Suns is a spectacular 36-part choir performance that ‘sings’ the stars as they rise and set over the 360˚ of our horizon. Tracking the Earth’s motions through space, the work documents in real-time the audience’s precise position in relation to the stars, sonifying stellar data in a unique celebration of the majesty and beauty of the cosmos.
Featuring award winning local choir, Oriana Choir, A Galaxy of Suns uses GPS data with parameters such as location on the horizon, brightness, size, age and chemical composition of stars. It then translates them into sonic and aesthetic variables including rhythm, pitch, volume, panning, colour and light intensity.
Join lead artist Michaela Gleave on this four-minute recap of the performance as she explains how the work transverses contemporary art, music, astronomy and design. It also features an audio recording of the post-show artist talk.
Visit the Horizon website to view this performance.