Galaxy Express 555
About This Show
Galaxy Express 555 is an experimental podcast created by producer Chris Farstad to release extended improvisational music while foregrounding field recordings made by sound artists from around the world. "Listen to everything all the time and remind yourself when you are not listening." -Pauline Oliveros.
Most Recent Episode
Ep.06 - Empty, Hot, & Remote
The sixth installment of Galaxy Express 555 is a nexus of personal catharsis and abstract geographic resonance, as inexplicable to its creator as is may seem to its intended audience. Using the Renaissance composer William Byrd’s “Miserere Mei” as a starting point, a MIDI file of the 16th century composition was executed through a synthesizer at 5 BPM, turning a roughly 2.5 minute motet into over three hours of audio data. This sample was then cut down to 25 minutes over a period of weeks. The final composition is paired with an excerpt of a very unique field recording of silence taken in the afternoon of 20 December, 2011 by Belgian sound artist Peter Lenaerts.