A synthesizer finally gets a shot of actually going outer space to effectively work in zero gravity, sounds interesting, then read on! Odyssey SpaceWorks and Physical Synthesis along with the help of electronic artists Andrew Huang, Benn Jordan, Trovarsi and Maysun have joined forces to embark on a unique project that blends original music and space exploration. It’s a Kickstarter project to fund the launch of a musical instrument that only works in zero-gravity and is playable from Earth, called Blue Marble.
Here’s what they are saying:
Have you ever wondered how musical instruments might work in zero gravity? In partnership with Odyssey SpaceWorks, we’ve created the Blue Marble Synthesizer: the first-ever music synthesizer that can only work in space.
Going to space takes a community, and we need your help: funding from this Kickstarter campaign will ensure the system is ready for launch on November 1, 2023, aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket. Funds will go towards covering the cost of the spaceflight and the development of the web-based interface to give access to the synthesizer from Earth.
As a supporter of this project, you will have the chance to make music with the audio and the data captured by the Blue Marble Synthesizer in space in two primary ways: through an interactive web interface or via a VST plug-in. For our biggest supporters, you may also have the chance to play and interact with the system directly in space.