Venus Transit

Star sounds orchestra
Venus Transit

The Star Sounds Orchestra musically reflects the astronomical events of the century. The transits of Venus in 2004 and eight years later in 2012 were presented with concerts in Austria and in Germany. Viewed from planet earth during a transit the planet Venus can be observed as a little spot on the surface of the sun. It is a very rare moment of complete harmony. In mythosophy, it symbolizes the synergy of the life-determining energy of the sun with the harmonious dance of Venus, which is drawing a five-leaf lotus in the sky while the earth orbits the sun eight times.

It takes more than hundred years until two transits happen directly one after the other within a period of eight years. There was no transit of Venus in the 20th century and before it took place in 1882 and 1874; 1769 and 1761, 1639 and 1631.The first ones in the third millennium occurred in 2004 and 2012 and we have to wait until the year 2117 for the next one .

The transits have been and still are of special significance in astronomy. The determination of the parallax — the different positions of Venus on the solar surface as seen from different locations on earth — enables scientists to precisely calculate the distance between Earth and the sun.

In the 21st century, the transit of Venus has become a worldwide media event. Millions of people watched it directly or via television and internet. And both events have been accompanied by a live concert with the Star Sounds Orchestra performing a special horoscope based composition, that mirrored the astronomical constellation of these moments as well as using the key tunings of the planets as they are described in the research of the Cosmic Octave by Hans Cousto.

The SSO played in the park of the castel Wetzlas in Austria on June 8, 2004 during the complete transit from 7:20 am to 1:26 pm. The tempo and the keynote of this concert was F with 171 Hertz at 80 beats per minutes, based on the average of two synodic periods of Venus. The constellation of all the planets in this moment created the scale F - F# - G - A - H - C - D - D# - F
The exact data of this calculation have been archived under
www.planetware.de/aktuell/archiv/2004/venustransit04.html (in German)

The encounter of the sun and Venus was accompanied live again during the Klangtage (sound-days) Marl in the middle of Germany eight years later. It was an interactive celebration where vistors as well as many musical guests joined in the journey of the transit of Venus. The major attention on his event was the realisation of the mythosophical aspects of this astronomical event.
www.klangtage.com/index.php/artikel/venus-passage.htm (in German)

   min.   bpm   hertz    cycle
1. Venus Passengers
    16:16  64   221,23    Venus  / Earth Year
2. Venus Transit Phase 1
    22:00  64   136,10    Earth Year
3. Venus Transit Prologue
    23:41  80   171,00    Venus, synodic   
4. Venus Transit Epilogue
    18:44  81  172,06    Platonic Year
Total 77:46 Min.

Mix of all tracks


Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus_(disambiguation)
http://royalsociety.org/exhibitions/transit-venus/1639/ (…..)
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/transit.html
http://de.slideshare.net/chuckbueter/transit-of-venus-culture (Slideshow !)