"The Aphelion is the point in the orbit of an object where it is farthest from the Sun." (- wikipedia) Today, we are at the farthest point away from the Sun that we ever get. Roughly 3 million miles further than where we'll be in 6 months (at Perihelion, when we are closest to the Sun) I chose to write a piece of music about Earth's 2020 Aphelion because... well, it's been an incredibly challenging 6 months for just about everyone on planet Earth and somehow thinking that today, the Earth will begin to find its way back to the Sun makes me feel hopeful that the next half of this year could be brighter. Maybe even healing. This piece of music is the score of sorts to the last difficult 6 months Woven throughout, there are tiny sounds in tribute to the news of the pandemic, protests, riots, the launch of SpaceX's Dragon, (even a nod or two to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. And snippets of sound from every month of 2020 so far. The song gets more and more distant until the end. Oh and "Aphelion" officially kicks off "Astronomy, Vol. 2"! Can't wait to continue on being inspired by the incredible astronomical events and discoveries as they unfold!
Lyrics: invisible made visible dust to dust to dust to dust to dust to dust the universe waits to unfold invisible made visable.
"February 13, 2019: Opportunity - Mission Complete" is the 10th piece of music in "Astronomy": an ongoing series of music inspired by astronomical discoveries and events in the observable Universe. Keep track of each release by following on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/sleepingatlast/playlist/0D3EC8oiIRALr3PdO4PmLp?si=gg-54XBAQZuVknA450C5zw
"Farout" belongs to Sleeping At Last's "Astronomy" - an ongoing series of music inspired by observable astronomical events and discoveries. This piece was written in tribute to the recent discovery of the farthest Solar System object known to date, "Farout" - a small, pinkish dwarf planet located in the outer reaches of our Solar System. The planet is roughly 310 miles in diameter, this the song length is 3:10. Follow "Astronomy" on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/sleepingatlast/playlist/0D3EC8oiIRALr3PdO4PmLp?si=_Pxor9lcTgKucvVSewY9Ig
"August 12, 2018: Perseid Meteor Shower" is the 7th piece of music in the "Astronomy" series by Sleeping At Last: music inspired by astronomical discoveries and events in the observable Universe. Follow the series on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/sleepingatlast/playlist/0D3EC8oiIRALr3PdO4PmLp?si=82MrVHNmQ8-UBd9JOC4Maw
"For fun, I also created a looooong piece of music that is the exact length of the Eclipse itself: 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds. This ultraaaaaa slowwwww and ambient piece of music is based on my song Moon, pulling it apart like silly-putty to create an ambient and spacey soundtrack for your eclipse viewing experience!! It's free and exclusively available to download or stream here!"
LULLABY goodnight, goodnight, it’s time now to sleep. the moon’s watching over you and your dreams. goodnight, goodnight my sweet little one. tomorrow, your eyes they will light up the sun. but goodnight, goodnight sweet dreams for now. drift off to sleep on your pillow of clouds. goodnight, goodnight my sweet little friend, tomorrow’s adventures they will soon begin. tomorrow’s adventures will soon begin.