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Song 1.0 From Kepler-10c (mj space race 2011)



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For years SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) has been analyzing data from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico in search of extraterrestrial signals. But Arecibo cannot see the entire sky.

Earlier this year SETI was able to use the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to expand the search to include the nearly 100 potentially habitable planets found by the Kepler Mission. The analysis of all this new data has barely begun, but already a very complex signal has been found. Its quick discovery is credited to a new search algorithm recently added to the SETI@home application. This new algorithm, called autocorrelation, is highly sensitive to certain broad band or spread spectrum transmissions without predicting their characteristics beforehand. No SETI sky survey has utilized this type of algorithm before.

The signal apparently originates from one of the recently discovered planets orbiting a nearby star (Kepler-10c in the Draco constellation). Within mere hours, several additional radio telescopes were trained on the star and they have also picked up the alien signal. Data recording is now ongoing. Over 42 terabytes of data have been received thus far.

A large team of analysts has been hastily convened to begin the process of decoding. It was immediately obvious that there is a great deal of intricate structure to the signal, so the team has split up into smaller squads to analyze portions of the data stream. Of course there already is controversy emerging about the possible meaning behind any and all of it. A popular conjecture is that the entire data stream might be an encyclopedia of sorts. SETI, with the help of UC Berkeley, plans to post all of the data on the internet to allow wide distribution and analysis.

Analyst Votolom Valsechavy has focused in on a particular stretch of the signal that he is convinced is actually a recording of what he terms "alien music". With a large amount of interpretation and guesswork, Valsechavy has converted this part of the raw signal into MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). The many problems of what tempo is to be used, and what instruments should play which tracks are currently unsolved, but here is his first attempt at realizing what this new alien music might possibly sound like.
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aRcTip said 2905 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Song 1.0
Very cool take on this! Much enjoyed, triggered my imagination!
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Moviz said 2905 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Intriguing and almost hypnotic.... I particularly liked that wiggley violin-ish sounding part...... enjoyed this, cheers M
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richard13 said 2905 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
"What's it sposed to mean?"
Nice Bill: I assume you assigned the instruments to VV's midi file and set the tempo? The rhythm and pace of the notes is a little like the online TuneToy midi-generating algorhythm.

Nice to think there might be something new in the SETI program's findings. My son took part for years.
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ic42 said 2905 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
doing the cygnus/draco valse
as I listen to the alien architecture of instruments here, my curiosity is piqued (as always, and on cue) from your description. my hunches appear accurate. as I listen to the careful weaving of real and synthetic instruments in this composition of music, i dance around the cauldron of knowledge, and conjure fragments of information with the incantation "something wiki this way comes"... only to determine that you have skillfully done the same thing in your description. what a captivating story captured in words, bytes, and sysex messages from beyond. I do hope that double-V is enjoying his ETM exploits, I certainly am.
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davajonah said 2905 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Love that subby bass. Pleasantly dissonant and I have to agree with Mo; coolest sound here is the eerie violin.

Intriguing and very, very cool.
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magnatone said 2905 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
you ARE the space race man! this is awesome - you're incredible bill!
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PatriciaGirl said 2904 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
I enjoyed it
Great story, very imaginative. Cinematic feel to it-great job.
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egobandit said 2904 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
Some VW
always good,
Alien Music
You are a great writer, But I have to ask is this true?
WHatever it may be it worked!
Great one
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Ex_Silentio said 2903 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
Well written, both the music and the science report. Not a totally far-fetched scenario for first contact.
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DWL said 2900 days ago (November 8th, 2011)
Fascinating story Bill
Alien music? Yep, could be but wherever it came from I rather like it.


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Henke said 2900 days ago (November 8th, 2011)
Interesting story
makes interesting music from the master of musical experiments. And as so often before without loosing in enjoyability.

I actually had an early idea for the SRC to have aliens take on the challenge, but this is certainly a more "realistic" version than what I could have conjured...

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Bowman said 2899 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Alien romance.
I love the dissonance here.
Very appropriate for potential out of world encounters.
Distinctive and engaging work.
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particledots said 2899 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
this is
also a beautiful as a nebula
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Char said 2898 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
be a bunch of Alien kids playing on their Gargunkel with a Snodren Bloch program. They did blow out their parent's Flapgas Generator and are grounded for the next Lotem cycle but they'll be back once their parents calm down. Creative and persuasive storytelling, Bill. Thanks.
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Jarvoid said 2897 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Fifties sounding
sci-fi music ....well to me any rate...and that is my favourite era for sci-fi films as well....when they really had to think outside the box to create convincing effects and often crashed and burned..but you forgave them because hey...there was nothing else as good !!lol. This maintains an air of mystery throughout.....if you could see it it would be in Black and White....and it definitely aint crashing or burning....has a bit of a sudden end though ?!

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MJG said 2894 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
Concept and Realism Top-Notch
Excellent info. & awarness. Enjoyed my listen and learned a bit while relaxing to your song.
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Doug Somers said 2880 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Clearly these aliens
are quite sophisticated in how they create their music. This has an intricate form and variation that is really intriguing, where I want to dig into each part as it comes by. Your instrumentation is really inspired, and the harp sections I thought were particularly inspired, although that said the whole piece is brilliant Bill. Another dload to enjoy again in future.

Like the back story too!

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