The Luminiferous Aether

Robin Watkins


Vorrätig (kann nachbestellt werden)

  • Mount Analogue
  • 2009
  • ISBN 9783981128840
  • Audio-CD (28:48 min.)
  • 14.5 × 13 × 0.7 cm

Recorded with handheld ELF/VLF devices, The Luminiferous Aether documents low frequency audio signals which originate from the streams of charged particles that reach the Earth’s atmosphere through the Solar Wind, giving rise to the Aurora Borealis and other magnetic storms. With temperatures dropping to minus 50° C, the field recordings of Solar radiation were made during three consecutive days and nights outside of a small village in the remote Yukon-Koyukuk region (the Arctic Circle, Alaska). The 32-page appendix sets out to explore electromagnetism in a broader context; combining photographs from the journey with theories of consciousness, scientific accounts and the interpretation of natural phenomena in folklore and myths from the Northern hemisphere.