Symphonies of the Planets

Arbitrary symphonies generated from NASA Exoplanet data.

This project aims to generate "some" music based on the data we have about exoplanets. All the sounds here are distinctively mapped with dataset collected from NASA Exoplanet Archive.

The original dataset includes total of 3791 confirmed planets as of Sep. 27. For suitable synthesization, 10 parameters are selected and mapped to musical features starting 67.

Based on a seven-note scale in B major, pitch for each note is mapped from the remainder of parameter value divided by 7. A duration is mapped from the scale of parameter value compared to the total.

[Mapping detail]