PARTY NY

ALMA MUSIC BOX:
MELODY OF A DYING STAR

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Date
October 2014
Type
Installation / Website
Client
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Listen to the melody
of a dying star
950 light-years away.

To help raise awareness of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) telescope, we collaborated with the National Observatory of Japan to create the ALMA Music Box. With radio signal data captured by the telescope from the dying star R Sculptoris, we produced 70 music discs that can be played on a customized music box. The resulting somber melody is our requiem to the distant dying star 950 light-years away. The project is on display at the 21_21 Design Sight Museum in Tokyo, October 24, 2014 ~ February 1, 2015.

Produce
Masaaki Hiramatsu (NAOJ)
Sorahiko Nukatani (NAOJ)
Sari Hayashiguchi (Epiphany Works)
Creative Direction, Music Box Production
Masashi Kawamura (PARTY NY)
Qanta Shimizu (PARTY NY)
Jamie Carreiro (PARTY NY)
Eiji Muroichi (PARTY NY)
Kenta Watashima (PARTY Tokyo)
Sound Engineering, Motion Graphics Programming
Taeji Sawai (Qosmo)
Nao Tokui (Qosmo)
Toru Urakawa (Qosmo)
Film
Satoshi Oda
Filmed at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT "THE FAB MIND" Exhibition