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TEMKO – Darkness Rises (2016)

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12 Billion kilometers. A farewell.
On January 22nd 2003 NASA established final contact with ‘Pioneer 10’; a space probe launched in 1972. In a macrocosm that exceeds our imagination of distance and time, a transmission sent over 12 billion kilometers does not only mark the last we have seen of Pioneer 10, but somehow it is also the last it has seen of us. Set to travel through the vast emptiness for the next 2 million years -craned with the finest of 70s technology- Pioneer 10 is one of the most distant remains of human presence and might be the first to reach new stellar objects.

It is this slow farewell that inspired Aart Strootman to write “Darkness Rises”; a translation of technology and space itself into music. A 30 year -long radio transmission of Pioneer 10’s journey towards the unknown, comprehended into a 55-minute experience, including a sonification of the last dataset from Pioneer 10 ever to be received. The composition was commissioned by Intro in Situ, Maastricht in collaboration with the Sonic Science department of University of Maastricht, Netherlands.

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Fred Jacobsson – Bass & Sonification
Ramon Lormans – Marimba & Setup
Aart Strootman – Guitar & Composition
Rogier Telderman – Piano

Tracklist:
01 – 03 March 1972 – 0 Km
02 – 11 May 1973 – 435.625.726 Km
03 – 20 October 1976 – 1.776.999.077 Km
04 – 13 October 1979 – 2.936.552.865 Km
05 – 09 June 1983 – 4.360.136.955 Km
06 – 12 May 1986 – 5.498.277.713 Km
07 – 27 February 1990 – 6.977.155.067 Km
08 – 11 October 1991 – 7.607.461.125 Km
09 – 05 June 1995 – 9.028.177.398 Km
10 – 09 January 1998 – 10.040.134.232 Km

Recorded by Alex Geurink at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Mixed by Alex Geurink & Rogier Telderman
Mastered by Wessel Oltheten
Produced by Rogier Telderman
Photo’s by Marie-José Jongerius
Artwork design by Dries Alkemande
“Darkness Rises” was commisioned by Intro Maastricht & the Sonic Science department at the University of Maastricht

Label: M Recordings

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Weight 0.15 kg

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