Catalog

Kepler-37

Star type: G-type main-sequence (similar to Sol)
Alternate names: KOI-245, KIC-8478994, TYC 3131-1199-1
Constellation: Lyra
Right ascension: 18h 56m 14.28s
Declination: 44° 31′ 5.52″
Distance: 215 light years (66 parsecs)
Planets:

  • Kepler–37 b – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
    • Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 13.3673 Earth days (0.037 Earth years)
  • Kepler–37 c – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
    • Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 21.3019 Earth days (0.058 Earth years)
  • Kepler–37 d – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
    • Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 39.7922 Earth days (0.109 Earth years)
  • Kepler–37 e – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
    • Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 51.196 Earth days (0.1403 Earth years)

Broadcast Manual prepared by: MG & DM
Broadcast date(s):

  • Broadcast test: Kepler–37
    January 27, 2017, Muchmore’s (40.716735, -73.952915)
    Broadcast engineered by MG & DM (benjolin) with Nicole Antebi

DP Leonis

Star typeeclipsing binary system comprised of a white dwarf and a  red dwarf
Alternate names: V* DP Leo, X 11146+182
Constellation: Leo
Right ascension: 11h 17m 16.00s
Declination: 17° 57′ 41.1″
Distance: 1304 light years (400 parsecs)
Planets:

  • DP Leonis b – super-Earth type (mass greater than Earth, but smaller than Uranus)
    • Mass: 6.28 ± 0.58 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 8693 Earth days (23.8 Earth years)

Broadcast Manual prepared by: MG & DM
Broadcast date(s):

  • Broadcast test: DP Leonis 
    October 28, 2016, NoMad Loft (location classified)
    Broadcast engineered by MG (Merlin) & DM (Game Boy) with Elizabeth A. Baker (toy piano)

HD 7924

Star typeK-Type main-sequence
Alternate names: BD+75°58, GCRV 766, Gliese 56.5, GSC04494-01396, HIP 6379, 2MASSJ01215911+7642372, PPM 4675, SAO 4386,TYC 4494-1346-1, Wo 9054
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Right ascension: 01h 21m 59.11s
Declination: 76° 42′ 37.0″
Distance: 54.8 ± 0.4 light years (16.8 ± 0.1 parsecs)
Planets:

  • HD 7924 b – super-Earth type (mass greater than Earth, but smaller than Uranus)
    • Mass: ≥8.68 ± 0.52 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 5.39792 Earth days
  • HD 7924 c – super-Earth type
    • Mass: ≥7.86 ± 0.72 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 15.299 Earth days
  • HD 7924 d – super-Earth type
    • Mass: ≥6.44 ± 0.79 Earth Mass
    • Orbital Period: 24.451 Earth days

Broadcast Manual prepared by: MG & DM
Broadcast date(s):

  • Broadcast test: HD 7924 d (partial)
    September 29,  2016, from Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries (39.952849, -75.193693)
    Broadcast engineered by MG (Merlin Music Machine) & DM (Nintendo Game Boy)
    Broadcast Archive
  • Broadcast: HD 7924
    October 14,  2016, from NoMad Loft (location classified)
    Remote Listening via Clocktower Radio Livestream
    Broadcast engineered by MG (Benjolin, Merlin Music Machine) & DM (trombone, Nintendo Game Boy, Benjolin)
    Broadcast Archive
  •  Broadcast: HD 7924
    October 20,  2016, from Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries (39.952849, -75.193693)
    Broadcast engineered by MG (Benjolin, Merlin Music Machine) & DM (trombone, Nintendo Game Boy, Benjolin)
    Broadcast Archive
  • Audio available through BandCamp:
  • Broadcast: HD 7924 b+c
    November 12,  2016, from Eyeclopes (38.297427, -77.463368)
    Broadcast engineered by MG (Benjolin, Merlin Music Machine) & DM (Nintendo Game Boy, Benjolin)
    Broadcast Archive

NGC 2632

Star type: Open Cluster
Alternate names: Beehive Cluster, Praesepe (Latin for “manger”), M44, or Cr 189
Constellation: Cancer
Right ascension: 08h 40.4m
Declination: 19° 59′
Distance: 577 light years (177 parsecs)
Planets:

  • Pr0201b – hot Jupiter type (gas giant planet orbiting very close to its star)
  • Pr0211b – hot Jupiter type

 

Broadcast Manual prepared by: MG
Broadcast date(s):

Gadget Berry Dimple: A Glossary of False Translation

Gadget Berry Dimple: A Glossary of False Translation transforms the poetry of Hugo Ball using Oulipian games, a Benjolin synthesizer, and a vintage Merlin music machine.

Our poem appears in Circumference, a journal of poetry in translation.

The original poem:

Gadji beri bimba
gadji beri bimba glandridi laula lonni cadori
gadjama gramma berida bimbala glandri galassassa laulitalomini
gadji beri bin blassa glassala laula lonni cadorsu sassala bim
gadjama tuffm i zimzalla binban gligla wowolimai bin beri ban
o katalominai rhinozerossola hopsamen laulitalomini hoooo
gadjama rhinozerossola hopsamen
bluku terullala blaulala loooo

zimzim urullala zimzim urullala zimzim zanzibar zimzalla zam
elifantolim brussala bulomen brussala bulomen tromtata
velo da bang band affalo purzamai affalo purzamai lengado tor
gadjama bimbalo glandridi glassala zingtata pimpalo ögrögöööö
viola laxato viola zimbrabim viola uli paluji malooo

tuffm im zimbrabim negramai bumbalo negramai bumbalo tuffm i zim
gadjama bimbala oo beri gadjama gaga di gadjama affalo pinx
gaga di bumbalo bumbalo gadjamen
g
aga di bling blong
gaga blung


Our falsely translated version:

Gadget Berry Dimple
Gadget berry dimple; grand treaty. Louder, lonely tandoori.
Pajama gamma, buried home, timbales, grand tree. Melis-iss-sa: “Lolita longs for me.”
Gadget berry (gin blossom glossary). Louder, lonely cats or you, sad salad? Bim:
“Pajama toughen!” I, some olive, been banned. Glee club? Wow! only me (gin berry) banned.
O cat and lonely mice. [rhinoceros solo] Hans Tammen: “Lolita longs for me.” Who?
Pajama Rhinoceros. [solo: Hans Tammen]
Blue queue tarantula; blue lager low.

Chin, chin, you rule a lot. Chin, chin, you rule a lot. Chin, chin, sandwich bar. (Some olive sham!)
Elephant totem, bruised salad. Pillow men: “Bruised salad.” Pillow men: “Drum louder.”
Hell, no! Ha! Pang bland. A fellow purse of mine, a fellow purse of mine. [legato: tire]
Pajama bee’s halo. Grand treaty glossary. Zinc starter, pimp! Alone ogre grow.
Voilà: lacks a toe. Voilà: sing this hymn. Voilà: Oulipo Fallujah Morneau.

Toughen, ein sing this hymn? No, not mine. Bungalow? No, not mine. Bungalow toughen—I shim.
Pajama timbales. Oh, berry pajama. “Dada the pajama,” a fellow pins.
“Dada the bungalow, bungalow,” god of men.
Dada the bring blonde?
Dada brung!

 

 

Hyperlocal 2.0

Hyperlocal was composed by Melissa Grey and is scored for bass clarinet and sine waves that slowly ascend and descend, venturing beyond the range of human hearing. A quiet beat is audible throughout and signifies the arrival of a new frequency. Within this slowly evolving droning texture, the lowest range and darkest timbre of the bass clarinet are explored.

For version 2.0 Melissa invited David Morneau to add a layer of programmed beats.