Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"Mars" from the album "The Universe"

Mars




Hi Everyone,


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


There are a number of planets in our solar system, but there are very few that you can actually visit due to their lack of surface and their atmosphere.  Mars is a planet that has similarities to planet Earth.  It is quite a small planet it is only 4,214 miles in diameter and about the width of the United States or Australia.  It has two moons Phobos and Deimos.  From the Sun it is about 142 million miles one orbit takes about 687 days.  For one rotation it has a day of 24 and half hours.  The surface gravity is 0.38 times the Earth’s gravity. The temperatures vary and can reach as high as 30 degree Fahrenheit on average of -80 degrees on average and a low of -195 degrees Fahrenheit.  The conditions are pretty rough if you were to ever visit there. 

You can never go out of a breath of fresh air.  The atmosphere is 95.3 percent carbon dioxide and the pressure is less than 1 percent of the Earth.  In other words if you were to take off your space suite your blood would boil which would not be a pleasant experience.  There is no ultra violet protection (UV) and you would be burnt to a crisp in moments.  The dust on Mars is as fine as fire smoke and can get into your clothes, equipment, into your lungs and everywhere.  There are dusts storms that cover the planet about once every three years.  This happened the first time when Mariner 9 first visited the planet in 1971.  Olympus Mons is the 85,000 feet about two and half times the height of Mount Everest making it the highest peak in the solar system.  The height may have been caused by its lower gravity.  There have been questions if water has been discovered on Mars.  In 2008 the Phoenix Lander was sent to the north arctic pole and water ice was found on the surface under the spacecraft.  There have been ice discover near the equator as well.  This opens many possibilities from the earlier stages of the planets origin.

You will notice this piece was written in some ways similar with the piece atmosphere to co-inside with one another.  It was written as a description of Mars and its surface.  Being a dusty and desolate location it has a sense of intensity and adventure.  There are many different instruments and with touch of sound design for giving you an effect of what you may experience if you were there.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Atmosphere" from the album "The Universe"

Atmosphere




Hi Everyone,


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

All the planets have a different type of atmosphere around each planet or space object.  Organizations like NASA/JPL and other organizations have been trying have made many attempts in getting to the surface of Mars because the atmosphere is not quite dense enough to be an atmosphere and yet too thin to slow down an object or spacecraft properly. 

For a spacecraft to get to Mars it takes about 8.5 to 9 months to arrive from the Earth.  There is a two year window that is a race is to get everything ready for the launch due to a slower and elliptical orbit of Mars.  Even traveling at the speed of light, in order for the radio signal from ground control to get to the spacecraft is about 7 minutes.  Ground control would describe this as the ‘7Minutes of Terror’ meaning the spacecraft had to at one point take over and go through a landing sequence by itself with no help from the ground.  Therefore there was a waiting period not knowing if the spacecraft arrived or malfunctioned and crashed on the surface of Mars.  

Even though there have been many failed attempts, there have been other spacecraft that have arrived safely such as the Viking missions in the 1970’s. Other missions followed such as Pathfinder in 1997 being the first robot rover then Spirit and Opportunity in 2004.  There have been other missions that followed like the Phoenix Mars Lander in 2008 to study the poles for water and ice.  Later the spacecraft and rover science laboratory Curiosity arrived in 2012 and has been active on its surface for many years.  Other missions are scheduled to follow.

This piece was particularly written for this getting to the planet Mars and the challenge of getting to the Martian surface.  There is a short animation available describing how the spacecraft traveled and arrived to the Red planet.  I have written the music as timely process of traveling through space with an intense arrival to co-inside along with this short animation piece.





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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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-Jordan

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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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-Jordan

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