Elevator Music 24
Laurie Spiegel: Harmonices Mundi

Elevator Music 24 presents the 1977 composition Harmonices Mundi, by composer, multi-instrumentalist and software developer Laurie Spiegel (b. 1945, Chicago). Harmonices Mundi, or “The Harmony of the World” employs the eponymous text by sixteenth-century astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler that explains planetary motion as approximate to musical harmony. Spiegel’s sonification of Kepler’s theory was famously chosen by Carl Sagan as the open track for the golden record affixed to the NASA Voyager spacecrafts launched in 1977.
Currently Voyager 1 has traveled farther than any other manmade object sent from Earth, and could the first manmade object to leave the solar system.
Exhibition Name
Elevator Music 24
Laurie Spiegel: Harmonices Mundi
Exhibition Type
Solo Exhibitions
Elevator Music Series
Place
Elevator
Dates
May 25, - Sep 29,
Curators
Elevator Music 24: Laurie Spiegel — Harmonices Mundi was curated by Head Designer and Media Specialist Patrick O’Rourke in collaboration with the artist.
Artists
Laurie Spiegel
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Pattern by Emma Fritschel ’19
Inspired by the exhibition Twice Drawn
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.