Reflections on a Mote of Dust

January 7, 2009 12:00 AM

I wrot ethis electronic piece after reading Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan. He writes on one specific photograph taken from deep space, and coins our earth a "mote of dust" in the cosmic landscape. This piece was inspired by use of imagery in the sound design, as well as Carl Sagan's musings in Pale Blue Dot. I imagine the primary theme as particles of dust, in perpetual motion in a shaft of light. The context of these "motes" is expressed as the piece develops into increasing complexity. The mote is always there, omnipresent yet insignificant in the cloud of actvity around it. I hope you all enjoy it
posted by 5imian (2 comments total)

This is quite beautiful. I like the title, and then to find out it was inspired by dear old Carl Sagan adds another dimension. This one's a keeper.
posted by AppleSeed at 5:02 AM on January 31, 2009

Thank you very much for your kind words.

This is my girlfriends favorite piece I have written, actually. I am so glad someone else gleaned something valuable from it. Carl Sagan is one of my heroes, and reminiscing about Pale Blue Dot gives me a very specific emotional feeling that i hope i captured in this piece.
posted by 5imian at 12:12 PM on January 31, 2009

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