Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"The Moon" from the album "The Universe"




Hi Everyone,


This week I wanted to talk about ‘The Moon’ and what to look forward to with the music pieces on the upcoming album “The Universe”.

We look outside on a clear night and what may look like a spotlight in the sky is the moon.  It is a close companion to the Earth, also known by the Romans as Luna.  The Moon is a quarter of the size of the earth.  It has also been known as a double planet because of its size.  The Moon is 234,000 miles from the Earth and it takes 3 days to get there.  The diameter of the Moon is 2,160 miles and a day length is 27.3 Earth days.  This is because one side of the Moon permanently faces the earth.  For example like a tether ball tied with rope from a pole at the center. 

The Moon has no atmosphere and no air making the sky is always black. Because there is no atmosphere there are constant meteor impacts that leave craters as big as 700 miles across.  The gravity is 1.6 of earth’s making you lighter to move across the surface with a bounce in your step.  If you were to stand on the moon the temperatures are extreme at 270 degree during the day and -240 degrees Fahrenheit  at night.  The moon causes the rise and fall of the oceans tides.  This is caused by the moons gravity pull, which also keeps the orbit of the Earth balanced for its seasons as it goes around the sun. 

On July 20th 1969 on the Apollo 11 mission Man for the first time set foot on our cosmic neighbor the moon on the spot known as the Sea of Tranquility.  Unfortunately the quote of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s statement has been revised and misquoted saying that there was a dropout in the transmission leaving out the letter “a”.  This changes the meaning of the astronaut’s original statement.  The original recording is clear.  There is no error in the transmission.  The original historic quote is “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” The astronauts had brought back 48 pounds of Moon rock and dust.  Without the Moon the Earth would not stay in balance as it needs to be.

When writing this piece I wanted to portray musically something distant and yet majestic being an icon that goes hand in hand with the Earth.   When looking at it up in the sky, it has yet a romantic side to it and has been a beacon to many over the course of time.  It has a cosmic and an orchestral feeling of taking you on a journey to the Moon.





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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"Aurora Borealis" from the album "The Universe"


Aurora Borealis




Hi Everyone,


This week I wanted to talk about the ‘Aurora Borealis’ and what to look forward to with the music pieces on the upcoming album “The Universe”.

Where does the Aurora Borealis come from?  It starts at our Sun. The energy from our sun converts hydrogen to helium.  This light and energy comes from the core of the Sun called convection cells causing magnetic fields.  This energy pushes up to exit from its surface slowing down the eddies of hot gas, causing the surface to cool causing sun spots.  The electrical charged gas is called plasma, which stretches like a rubber band and breaks causing billions of tons of plasma are expelled from the sun called a solar storm.  The solar storms (also known as solar winds) can reach 4 million miles per hour traveling through space.
It takes about 6 hours to blast past Mercury, and about 12 hours by Venus.  It takes about 18 hours to reach Earth.  The Earth has a magnetic field that is coupled together that deflects the solar storm.  This causes the gas like stream to come down on the day side of north and south poles stretching down over the night side of the poles like a rubber band.  The rubber band breaks causing the gases to travel up the magnetic lines towards the poles on the night side.  This generates the light on the gases that we see as the Aurora Borealis.

When composing this music, I wanted to convey a kind of electrical sound or energy with a little bit of a victory written into it.  The Earth has a great beauty and without this magnetic field the Earth would look a lot like the planet Mercury.  What a great way of protecting itself with this marvelous shield.  I hope to you may hear that in this short but powerful piece. 




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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

"Earth" from the album "The Universe"



Earth



Hi Everyone,


This week I wanted to talk about ‘Earth’ and what to look forward to with the music pieces on the upcoming album “The Universe”.

Today I wanted to talk briefly about “Earth” from the upcoming album “The Universe”.  What more do you need to know when you walk outside to take a breath of fresh air?  The earth does however have a solid core of iron a nickel and a molten outer core, and of course a mantle to which we reside.  Water covers about 70 percent of the globe with the air one-fifth oxygen and four-fifths nitrogen. 
The earth has of course a 24 hour day spinning on its axis with a 23 degree angle or day and night would be always the same.  Also with this axis when moving around the sun this allows us a variation for the seasons and temperature.   A year is 365 days with the 23 degree axis there is a slight variance a throughout the year the change is greatest especially over the period of 6 months.  With this axis, the equator and poles with rising hot and cold air which gives us weather and temperature changes.  With the earth’s rotation the air is forced to move east and west.

In composing for this piece, I wanted to portray the earth as a beautiful wondrous place in which it is.  It has a rich orchestral sound of the many treasures that the earth offers in its own light.  In spite of some of the more serious and harsher climates and the atmospheres of the other planets, I wanted to bring to you some of the pleasantness of the earth to this listening experience.





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Friday, February 23, 2018

"Venus" from the album "The Universe"

Venus




Hi Everyone,


This week I wanted to talk about ‘Venus’ and what to look forward to with the music pieces on the upcoming album “The Universe”.

Today I wanted to talk briefly about “Venus” from the upcoming album “The Universe”.  Venus the veiled planet is named after the Roman goddess of love and is the second closest planet to the sun.  It is 90 times denser on its surface and just a little smaller than the earth, it has been said it is our twin sister planet.  The planet rotates slowly backwards from the earth making the sun rise from the west and not the east.  Being the second closest planet from the sun you would think that it would be somewhat cooler than the planet Mercury.  On the contrary it is stays about 900 degrees Fahrenheit at all times varying only a few degrees even on the dark side where there is no sunlight.  The reason for this is due to the atmosphere.  Mercury has no atmosphere making it extreme on one side and extreme on the other.  But Venus with its constant cloud cover that only lets heat in and not out making it the hottest planet in our solar system.  Starting in 1966 the Soviet Union at the time known as the Veneer missions (Russian Federation), were sending probes and landers that have landed on the surface.  With the harsh conditions the probes did not last more than a few hours due to the volcanic and sulfuric acid atmosphere.

In composing for this piece was a bit of a struggle, contemplating the direction on where to take it.  I was torn between the Greek mythology with wondrous and beauty or with the reality of the harsh destructive conditions it really is.  I hope that I was able to do a little of both.  There have been known indications that outer space not being a complete vacuum meaning having sound in space.  With the right type of instruments it makes it possible to hear these things.  With some of the Voyager missions this was made possible on picking up some of the magnetic fields that have produced sound from each of the planets and their orbiting satellites including our sun.  There is an ingredient of sound of Venus incorporated in this music piece.  Being such a hot and yet alien world it is a wondrous place of mystery.  I hope to have conveyed some of its integrity and yet keeping its majestic qualities.





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Friday, February 2, 2018

"Mercury" from the album "The Universe"


Mercury


Hi Everyone,


This week I wanted to talk about ‘Mercury’ and what to look forward to with the music pieces on the upcoming album “The Universe”.

Today I wanted to talk briefly about “Mercury” from the upcoming album “The Universe”.  Mercury is named after the swift Roman messenger god and is the closest planet to the sun, being about 36 million miles. That doesn’t necessarily mean it is the hottest planet.  I will cover that later.  It is about 3,000 miles in diameter and is 48 million miles from the earth.  It is pretty colorless and has no known moons and no atmosphere.  It can be seen from the in the twilight hours with the naked eye, and is the smallest main planet in our solar system. 

The gravity on mercury is so weak that if you weighed 150 pounds on earth you would weigh only 57 pounds on mercury.  It is not an active planet and is considered a dead planet.  It has an iron core which makes up about 60 percent of the planets mass, making it the densest of all the planets.  It does however have a strange calendar, its year is about 88 earth days making it the fastest of any planet to orbit the sun.  A day on mercury however is much longer being the slowest at about 176 earth days.  This makes the day longer than its year on the planet.

Having this elliptical rotation makes the planet temperatures vary in extreme conditions.  If you were standing on the surface it would appear three times as big in the sky as we see on earth and 7 times hotter.  Because of its elliptical or oval shaped orbit the sun appears to shrink in the sky, giving it a double sunrise. On the sun side it is 810 degrees Fahrenheit, on the other side it is 300 degrees below zero. 

Do to the slow rotation it has a long time to heat up and cool down.  There is even ice at the poles that never see the sun.  Because there is no atmosphere it is always a starry night and without the atmosphere to guard it from meteors and objects making it the most heavily cratered planet in the solar system. During the Voyager missions they were able to pick up the local sounds of the planets and surrounding satellite moons.   
This is because of the surrounding magnetic field.  Mercury has a growl sound like a monster or dragon.
I wrote this as a moving motion piece as the planet mercury moves around the sun.  I am starting the music on the album making it more active and busy from the sun as we move out of the solar system becoming less intense or active, using various instruments and unique sounds. 

More things to think about.  In the meantime if you haven't listened to my other albums, feel free to share any of following links below:

Thank you to all my new subscribers!


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-Jordan

PS

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