Special project # 12, Verba Volant, scripta manent by Guido Segni

FRAME > Music Eclipticalis

by Arshake |     10 February 2018

The image captures a moment of Music Eclipticalis by artist and computer scientist Brian Foo, a song that, inspired by John Cage’s Atlas Eclipticalis (1962), literarily sounds the 16 brightest stars, based on stellar data.

Brian Foo,  Music Eclipticalis, 2016, photo via


Plate from Antonin Becvar's Atlas Elipticalis, 1958 Plate from Antonin Becvar’s Atlas Elipticalis, 1958. Astronomical Institute
Sketches for Atlas eclipticalis by John Cage A sketch by John Cage for Atlas Eclipticalis. NYPL Digital Collections

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