Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
– Book „Public Folder #3″
– 2 x 12“ each housed in a seperate standard black die cut outer sleeve with black inner sleeve
– 6 A4 sheets with informations about the tracks and attachments
– Black / silver sticker showing a reworked version of the original golden record instructions on the cover
– Download card (for only two tracks – B2 and D)
Limited to 150 hand numbered boxes.
Lacquer and pressing plant credits only valid for record 1, as record 2 has completely different runout etchings.
Following notes are parts from the release site of Kompakt.fm
40 years of the Voyager Golden Record. In 1977 two gilded records were send on a journey to interstellar space on board of the twin-spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Stored on the discs are nearly two hours of audio material (music, sounds, words) and also 120 audio encoded images (photography, graphic, text) in order to describe culture and living space of mankind to a possible finder in a distant future and space. Today Voyager 1 is the furthest artefact and, since 2012, also the first one in interstellar space.
John Harten’s art book project reflects in 120 artist contributions and four essays the compelling multi-layered idea and approach of this iconic data disk between album, atlas and archive and deals specifically with the images stored on the Golden Record
The Book (Public Folder #3):
24 x 20cm; 344 pages; german/english; Elaborate bookdesign with two thread-stitched book parts, removable text book, different papers, 8 paged cover with goldfoil embossing and silver print and folded poster wrapper. With contributions by 120 artists
Record 1 (PF3 / GR1)
A: Justus Köhncke – System als Schönheit: The audio part of Köhncke’s contribution for the book. A conceptual composition, transforming the Unix software development timeline to sound. Played from a metal dubplate in an installation 2012.
B1: Jörg Sasse – Voyager (1980): Tape recorded soundcollage Jörg Sasse did in 1980, using radio reports about the Voyager mission (see also track A2 on record 2).
B2: Jens-Uwe Beyer – Black Ocean – Blue Sea: The composition of nearly 18 minutes is a hommage to a piece on the actual Golden Record where the history of earth and mankind is explained in a soundcollage. Among other sources, Beyer uses science data from the Voyager mission.
Record 2 (PF3 / GR2):
A1: A.W. – Per Monstra Ad Astra: Morse code of Aby Warburgs „per monstra ad astra“, as a citation of Kepler’s (and Sagan’s) motto „per aspera ad astra“, which is stored as morse code on the actual Golden Record.
A2: Voyager 1 Plasma Wave System (NASA) – 12.-13. November 1980 (Saturn): The Plasma Wave Subsystem is one of the science experiments of the Voyager probes. It detects plasma waves between 10 Hz and 56 kHz, which makes it possible to just represent the data as sound waves. The data used here represent the Saturn fly-by of Voyager 1 (see also track B1 on record 1).
A3: F. D. – Arecibo Message: This is an early SETI message in form of a binary pixel image, initiated in 1974 by Frank Drake who is one of the main founders of the Golden Record.
B: Public Folder – Golden Record / Images: Similar to the images on the Golden Record, all 120 artist contributions for the book were encoded and stored as audio sound. Each image takes 10sec and can be read-out (made visible) by a spectrum analyzer.
A. Justus Köhncke – System Als Schönheit
B1. Jörg Sasse – Voyager (1980)
B2. Jens-Uwe Beyer – Black Ocean – Blue Sea
C1. Aby Warburg – Per Monstra Ad Astra
C2. NASA (10) – 12.-13. November 1980 (Saturn)
C3. Frank Drake (2) – Arecibo Message
D. Public Folder – Golden Record / Images
Matrix / Runout PUBLICFOLDER3GR1 A MPO PF3 / GR1 JK 45 RPM Kr SST
Matrix / Runout PUBLICFOLDER3GR1 B MPO PF3 / GR1 JS JU 33 RPM Kr SST
Matrix / Runout AW V1 PWS 12-13/11/1980 FD A
Matrix / Runout TO THE MAKERS OF IMAGES – ALL WORLDS, ALL TIMES B
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