• April 12, 2009
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    DEAD '09 TOURING THE UNIVERSE OF SOUND
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    Each night of the tour Mickey Hart connects you with the universe's most celestial vibrations from the Big Bang to the rings of Saturn to the Black Hole. Tune in and drop into outerspace.

    4/14 Washington, DC -Jupiter Magnetos


    Click the images below for a closer look at Jupiter Magnetosphere.

    4/12 Greensboro, NC - The Big Bang


    Click the images below to navigate the inner workings of the Big Bang.

    The Big Bang - © John G. Cramer - 2003 The Big Bang Sound in the simulation is derived from the sound propagating as compression waves through the plasma/hydrogen medium of the early universe some 100 to 700 thousand years after the initial Big Bang. The density of this medium was changing as the universe expanded, but should have been considerably more dense than air on our little planet. One does NOT need air to have sound, only some medium in which compression/rarefaction waves can propagate.

    A NOTE FROM MICKEY ON THE UNIVERSE OF SOUND

    We know parts of our body are vibrating ---pulsing, drumming---a million billion strokes a second. We know we are living on a modest planet that is belting along Time's Highway at nine hundred miles a minute, which might seem like a pretty good clip except we are caught in the slipstream of a Sun that's cruising at nine thousand miles a minute, and are citizens of a galaxy going even faster than that. Yet it feels like we're standing still, doesn't it?

    Rhythm is the deep waters we swim in, mostly unaware.

    One of the forgotten geniuses of Western science was a Dutch mathematican named Christian Huygens, who approximately 350 years ago discovered one of the fundamental laws of this universe. Huygens noticed that when he moved two clocks close to one another, their pendulums always synchronized and moved as one. Huygens called this phenomena entrainment. The urge of anything rhythmic (and everything is) to move together, to find a harmonious relationship, to share energy, is one of the glues (maybe the glue) that holds Everything together.

    Part of the great power of rhythmic entrainment is that one is typically unconscious of the rhythms one most deeply entrains to, and unaware of all those that operate beyond the limited ability of our senses ---voraciously scanning the rhythmscape with a variety of media--- to detect. But these rhythms are with us all the time --- in here and out there.

    Modern technology allows us to capture or imagine them ---electric, atomic, magnetic, galactic--- and gives us a way to translate these vibrations into sounds which we can hear. Our radio telescopes have recorded the song of the pulsar, our mathematicians have modeled the domain of the Big Bang. The Black Hole in the center of the galaxy Perseus is singing a steady note -57 octaves below middle C. I have gathered together an unruly sonic zoo of 23 of these magnificent, even dangerous space creatures, and I will be introducing them to you, one a night, as we tour the Universe of Sound, the universe will start to sing.

    Check back after the shows to hear the sounds.

    Mickey





    Images Courtesy NASA/JPL & NASA/JPL-Caltech & NASA/CXC/PSU

    Sounds Courtesy of The SETI Institute, and Jonah Sharp

    M.E.R.T. Jay Stevens, Howard Cohen, Fred Lieberman, Rose Solomon, Reya Hart, Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute, Karen Randall of the SETI Institute, Deborah Klein

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Touring the Universe of Sound

Each night of the tour Mickey Hart connects you with the universe's most celestial vibrations from the Big Bang to the rings of Saturn to the Black Hole. Tune in and drop into outerspace.

4/14 Washington, DC -Jupiter Magnetos


Click the images below for a closer look at Jupiter Magnetosphere.

4/12 Greensboro, NC - The Big Bang


Click the images below to navigate the inner workings of the Big Bang.

The Big Bang - © John G. Cramer - 2003 The Big Bang Sound in the simulation is derived from the sound propagating as compression waves through the plasma/hydrogen medium of the early universe some 100 to 700 thousand years after the initial Big Bang. The density of this medium was changing as the universe expanded, but should have been considerably more dense than air on our little planet. One does NOT need air to have sound, only some medium in which compression/rarefaction waves can propagate.

A NOTE FROM MICKEY ON THE UNIVERSE OF SOUND

We know parts of our body are vibrating ---pulsing, drumming---a million billion strokes a second. We know we are living on a modest planet that is belting along Time's Highway at nine hundred miles a minute, which might seem like a pretty good clip except we are caught in the slipstream of a Sun that's cruising at nine thousand miles a minute, and are citizens of a galaxy going even faster than that. Yet it feels like we're standing still, doesn't it?

Rhythm is the deep waters we swim in, mostly unaware.

One of the forgotten geniuses of Western science was a Dutch mathematican named Christian Huygens, who approximately 350 years ago discovered one of the fundamental laws of this universe. Huygens noticed that when he moved two clocks close to one another, their pendulums always synchronized and moved as one. Huygens called this phenomena entrainment. The urge of anything rhythmic (and everything is) to move together, to find a harmonious relationship, to share energy, is one of the glues (maybe the glue) that holds Everything together.

Part of the great power of rhythmic entrainment is that one is typically unconscious of the rhythms one most deeply entrains to, and unaware of all those that operate beyond the limited ability of our senses ---voraciously scanning the rhythmscape with a variety of media--- to detect. But these rhythms are with us all the time --- in here and out there.

Modern technology allows us to capture or imagine them ---electric, atomic, magnetic, galactic--- and gives us a way to translate these vibrations into sounds which we can hear. Our radio telescopes have recorded the song of the pulsar, our mathematicians have modeled the domain of the Big Bang. The Black Hole in the center of the galaxy Perseus is singing a steady note -57 octaves below middle C. I have gathered together an unruly sonic zoo of 23 of these magnificent, even dangerous space creatures, and I will be introducing them to you, one a night, as we tour the Universe of Sound, the universe will start to sing.

Check back after the shows to hear the sounds.

Mickey





Images Courtesy NASA/JPL & NASA/JPL-Caltech & NASA/CXC/PSU

Sounds Courtesy of The SETI Institute, and Jonah Sharp

M.E.R.T. Jay Stevens, Howard Cohen, Fred Lieberman, Rose Solomon, Reya Hart, Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute, Karen Randall of the SETI Institute, Deborah Klein

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This is brilliant! Can't wait to see it all come together... Thanks for the passion and continued fun. See you in Worcester! night comes so quiet, it's close on the heels of the day
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having cosmic fun sounds good to me.,fuck all this other shit,,it's not my planet anyway,i am just passing through,although preying on the preditors was my kind of fishing, che sera che sera, ashes ashes all fall down in not my scenerio, that fire on the mountain hopes their dreams come through .and seven stories high all their are being realized.
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this sounds pretty wild! I love the attitude of this tour! and can not wait to get involved with all of you out there in deadland... the MUSIC never stopped!
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This is quite beautiful...THANKS!
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Just been looking forward to the show to start, in the 1st place. Now this. To all you tech 's out there , thanks. It just can't get any better . Kottonmouthjeff
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We're a band beyond description, like Jehova's favorite choir. Planets,stars,the universe, n The Dead-some of my favorite things---------Cosmic Lisa Crippled but free, I was blind all the time, I was learnin' to see.
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Sounds of Space at the show last night was amazing, great job Mickey**** I was transported to the Solar System. Check out my new CD "Journey Through The Solar System" with Paiste Gongs and Quartz Crystal Bowls at www.crystaljourney.ca
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Just Awsome! This is why I love The Dead so much. Keep it going Guys Just Keep On Keeping On. Praying you come to Florida. Much LOVE TO ALL and MANY JERRY BLESSINGS!!!!!!!
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amazing how deep , spiritual, and profound this is.... it is ALL connected... the energy, with the sound, with the light, with the source.
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The sound is GREAT, definately bong hit material! Peace- Moye
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Beautiful concept! Really... On Sunday during RD>S it felt like the entire building was breaking away from the Earth and blasting off into the deapths of the universe. I sware I saw what looked a galaxy while looking down at the main floor. There were lights twinkling like stars, everybody was moving and revolving, the light show made the air look like a cloudy a nebula. Looking down, well really across the entire place was like looking at a picture of some galaxy. I am listening to a recording of the show and so many things are feeling my mind. Amazing! Well done guys!
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I loved the space navigation. Great images. Can't wait for Shoreline and The Gorge.
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Thank you Mickey(and Billy) for giving us a little insight into the really cool spacey sounds. The Greensboro show was the greatest concert I have ever been to. From beginning to end of the perfect setlist, it was an intensely magical musical experience from 6 guys who played their asses off. One of the highlights of this show was THE RHYTHM DEVILS. What a truly ambient and rhythmic piece. Hats off to both Billy and Mickey on this one. You can't forget Jeff on this one either. The keyboards just added to the magic of the entire piece. I have to thank Mickey for knocking out some of my fillings on the end when he was beating those Indian drums. Just awesome!!!! I still can't get over what a perfect musical experience Sunday night in Greensboro was. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DEAD SHOW!!
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Amazing, my dogs which react to very little in the way of sounds were very fascinated by the Jupiter Magnetos! I'll just keep them energized and interested with sound and not food treats, plus it will keep my ears perked too.
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LOVE AND VIBRATIONS JAH PEACE!!! DoDa Man ;^ ) Without love in the dream it'll never come true ================================= Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
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well done, Mickey. Thank you for this. Can't wait to hear you guys at the Garden
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well done, Mickey. Thank you for this. Can't wait to hear you guys at the Garden
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greensboro, dc, and charlottesville were off the hook, the drums were the highlight of the shows...that and the final bow from all the guys. warren sounds great with the band...great energy, great heads, great music, great DEAD!
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Saw you guys last night in Albany...thanks for the great show and thank you for this grate page and sounds
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they have really sounded like they were havein a great time.. as are we!

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    all smiles ove…
    12 years 5 months ago
    they have really sounded
    they have really sounded like they were havein a great time.. as are we!
  • 72.Deadhead
    12 years 5 months ago
    Thanks Mickey
    Saw you guys last night in Albany...thanks for the great show and thank you for this grate page and sounds
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    PrettylilDEADhead
    12 years 5 months ago
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    greensboro, dc, and charlottesville were off the hook, the drums were the highlight of the shows...that and the final bow from all the guys. warren sounds great with the band...great energy, great heads, great music, great DEAD!