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Thread: NASA scientists send music in time capsule into space...................

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    Wink NASA scientists send music in time capsule into space...................

    The scientists decide on the best of different genres and eras. They send: Bach, Beethoven,Bartok,Ellington,Miles,Chuck Berry,Beatles.

    Off into the far reaches of the universe it goes for 1000 years.

    After 1000 years we get a capsule back from a distant, advanced alien civilization.
    The capsule contains a historic message from the aliens.

    It says " Send more Chuck Berry".
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    Could happen!

    Thank God we didn't send any Celine Dion... Or maybe we should send her and not her music!
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    No Dowland? No Berg?
    Beautiful music reflects a beautiful Savior.

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    Maybe we can send Stockhausen to scare the aliens off and make sure they never want to invade us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SottoVoce View Post
    Maybe we can send Stockhausen to scare the aliens off and make sure they never want to invade us.
    Or, en route, he might change his mind and convince the aliens to visit Earth and abduct Philip Glass instead. Depending on who you ask, that could be either a blessing or a curse
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    For those who don't know, NASA did send music into space on the Voyager spacecraft. This list of music is here. Carl Sagan who was a prominent astronomer on the mission apparently said they were thinking of sending all Bach but that would be bragging.

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    Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F. First Movement, Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter, conductor. 4:40
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    Java, court gamelan, "Kinds of Flowers," recorded by Robert Brown. 4:43
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    Senegal, percussion, recorded by Charles Duvelle. 2:08
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    Zaire, Pygmy girls' initiation song, recorded by Colin Turnbull. 0:56
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    Australia, Aborigine songs, "Morning Star" and "Devil Bird," recorded by Sandra LeBrun Holmes. 1:26
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    Mexico, "El Cascabel," performed by Lorenzo Barcelata and the Mariachi México. 3:14
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    "Johnny B. Goode," written and performed by Chuck Berry. 2:38
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    New Guinea, men's house song, recorded by Robert MacLennan. 1:20
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    Japan, shakuhachi, "Tsuru No Sugomori" ("Crane's Nest,") performed by Goro Yamaguchi. 4:51
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    Bach, "Gavotte en rondeaux" from the Partita No. 3 in E major for Violin, performed by Arthur Grumiaux. 2:55
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    Mozart, The Magic Flute, Queen of the Night aria, no. 14. Edda Moser, soprano. Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor. 2:55
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    Georgian S.S.R., chorus, "Tchakrulo," collected by Radio Moscow. 2:18
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    Peru, panpipes and drum, collected by Casa de la Cultura, Lima. 0:52
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    "Melancholy Blues," performed by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven. 3:05
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    Azerbaijan S.S.R., bagpipes, recorded by Radio Moscow. 2:30
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    Stravinsky, Rite of Spring, Sacrificial Dance, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky, conductor. 4:35
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    Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No.1. Glenn Gould, piano. 4:48
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    Beethoven, Fifth Symphony, First Movement, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer, conductor. 7:20
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    Bulgaria, "Izlel je Delyo Hagdutin," sung by Valya Balkanska. 4:59
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    Navajo Indians, Night Chant, recorded by Willard Rhodes. 0:57
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    Holborne, Paueans, Galliards, Almains and Other Short Aeirs, "The Fairie Round," performed by David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London. 1:17
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    Solomon Islands, panpipes, collected by the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service. 1:12
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    Peru, wedding song, recorded by John Cohen. 0:38
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    China, ch'in, "Flowing Streams," performed by Kuan P'ing-hu. 7:37
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    India, raga, "Jaat Kahan Ho," sung by Surshri Kesar Bai Kerkar. 3:30
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    "Dark Was the Night," written and performed by Blind Willie Johnson. 3:15
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    Beethoven, String Quartet No. 13 in B flat, Opus 130, Cavatina, performed by Budapest String Quartet. 6:37
    (Looking at the classical music selections)

    Great way to give aliens the wrong idea about our planet's music. They should have put in some Stockhausen as he is an alien himself, and it would be nice if the other aliens on his home planet respond that they recognise Stockhausen's music and plan on giving a full performance of his "Licht" cycle! I think some interstellar musical diversity would be better than just "Earth music."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SottoVoce View Post
    Maybe we can send Stockhausen to scare the aliens off and make sure they never want to invade us.
    Stockhausen was an alien. He said that he was born on a planet that orbits around Sirius and he was brought to Earth to save music. And he did a bloody good job at it!

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    i would've been OK with all Bach. but the selection is fine i think, good diversity.

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    I imagine the aliens having a good laugh if they were using things like synthesisers thousands of years ago! Perhaps we should have sent some of our sci-fi films and tv progs as well - God only knows what they'd think of something like Blake's 7 but I can imagine them digging Futurama.

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