A solar cell driven composition packaged in a standard CD-jewel case. This release is focusing on the research for a way to actually hear the sun, the exploration of the borders between instrument and phonogram, and the role as a musician or a listener. For the transformation of sunlight into sound Mats Björk have constructed a solar cell powered and controlled tone generator. This is packaged in a standard CD-jewel case to give it the feel and the attributes of a phonogram.
Connected to a pair of headphones, one can choose to listen to one of the two parts this composition basically consists of. With the lid open, the circuit (that also makes out the musical score) with its oscillators, is carefully tuned for broad daylight to capture the intense piercing and powerful energy, here manifested in the mantra of a clear but uncertain six tone chord. Slowly shifting in pitch as the sun wanders the sky and occasionally hides behind a small cloud, this part of the composition lets you sink in to the relations between the tones themselves and between light and tone.
By more actively interacting with the sun, or exploring the sounds of artificial light, the piece moves into its more chaotic experimental phase and you as a listener approach the role of the musician. Like zooming in on the exploding fire bursts of the solar surface, the experience of minimal noise clusters, related to all kinds of light, is revealed.