Concordia - Investigative Music


In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the work of astronomer Johannes Kepler, the Concordia instrument is the first of a new kind of immersive musical instrument, built and played in community, designed to explore and make playable the natural order in the physical universe (the Harmonies of the World). From the smallest subatomic particles to the largest structures in our universe and in every field of physics, harmonic mathematical equations emerge. In no place are harmonic relationships more direct and accessible than in the dynamic movements of our solar system. Like a giant musical instrument, it swirls around us, just waiting to be played. These musical harmonies inspired Kepler's investigations and his use of music as an investigative tool resulted in the emergence of modern astronomy as we know it. Hackers working with this theme will have access to a variety of scientific datasets to explore through music with the ultimate goal of making scientific and mathematical beauty accessible to scientists and non-scientists through immersive sonification, visualisation, haptic feedback and/or other modes of sensory communication. For more information on Concordia, visit Some data that could be used for this theme is provided on the tools-info page of this wiki.

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