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Chapter 3: Sound is a Matter of the Imagination | Cosmic Awakening

If truth is stranger than fiction, why shouldn’t music be stranger than science fiction? Sounds manipulate space and time, unlock new dimensions and open wormholes in parallel universes. In this respect, sonic fiction does the same as fantasy literature: It distorts the present and creates space for alternative worlds.

With quotes from works by J. G. Ballard, Jimmy Carter, Becky Chambers, Kodwo Eshun, Ursula K. Le Guin, Daniel Oberhaus, Sun Ra, Holger Schulze, David Tudor, Whitney Wei.

Speakers: Sarj Lynch, Sasha Perera. Editing and production: Julia Vorkefeld. Recordings: Matthias Hartenberger. Concept and script: Arno Raffeiner.

Music:
Elysia Crampton – Morning Star-Red Glare-Sequoia Bridge
Fatima Al Qadiri – Aftermath
Earth, Wind & Fire – Jupiter
Caterina Barbieri – Closest Approach to Your Orbit
John Williams – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Parliament – Mothership Connection (Star Child)
Janelle Monáe – BaBopByeYa
Drexciya – Intro: Temple Of Dos De Agua
Drexciya – Andreaen Sand Dunes
Lonnie Holley – In It Too Deep
June Tyson – Satellites Are Spinning