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A Galaxy of Suns


Sat 31 Aug 2019, 4:00pm–7:30pm

Where: Bankfoot House, 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains, Beerwah, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $38.00
  • Concession: $28.00
  • Child : $0.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


Listed by: Horizon Festival

A Galaxy of Suns is a spectacular 36-part choir performance that ‘sings’ the stars as they rise and set over 360˚ of the horizon. Tracking the Earth’s motions through space, the work documents in real-time the audience’s precise position in relation to the stars, sonifying stellar data in a unique celebration of the majesty and beauty of the cosmos.

Operating on a galactic scale this project is a collaboration across contemporary art, music, astronomy and design. A Galaxy of Suns works with the native potentials of smart device technology to create a unique experience of the cosmos accessible to audiences wherever they find themselves in the world.

Using GPS data, the project works with parameters such as location on the horizon, brightness, size, age and chemical composition of stars, and translates them into sonic and aesthetic variables including rhythm, pitch, volume, panning, colour and light intensity. Whilst it creatively interprets science, A Galaxy of Suns is not an illustrative, literal or educational translation of data. Rather, it is a celebration of beauty and wonder at the ultimately inaccessible and intangible nature of the stars.

Artist Talk
Join artist Michaela Gleave post show at 6.30pm to learn more about this stunning artwork and performance.

Be sure to bring a picnic blanket, warm clothing and a picnic dinner. No BYO, however there is a cash bar onsite with selection of light refreshments available for purchase. Cash tickets will be available on the door unless sold out.

Produced in association with Experimenta Media Arts and Bureau of Works and supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts NSW. Presented at Horizon Festival with support from the Cultural Heritage Levy.