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This piece opened Vanitas - Happenstance Theater 2012. The Three Fates (Gwen Grastorf, Alex Vernon, and Sarah Olmsted Thomas) choreographed the Beginning of the World. Photo Mark Silva


Below is a list of sounds used. 

Software: Pro Tools, Hauptwerk, Audiomulch


Arp Schnitger (1680) sampled organ from Cappel, Germany 


Chr. Muller (1741) sampled Dutch Prestant 8’ fart sound


Estey 1898 low F

Household Items

2 x4 G

Fire - Jotul wood stove

Soda machine

April’s pasta machine

Tire pump

Singer Sewing machine

Rotary cornet valves

Space Sounds (University of Iowa Physics Dept.)

Saturn Lightning

Jovian Bow Shock

Cassini Encounters Saturn

Cluster Earth

Earth Aurora

Earth Proton Whistlers

Jovian Whistlers

Radar Echoes from Titan