One track broken into the following sections (planet in brackets refers to the planet the associated moon belongs to)
1. Earth's Moon Rising (Earth): 0.00 - 4.50
2. Sea of Tranquility (Earth): 4.50 - 10.45
3. Eruptions of Io (Jupiter): 10.45 - 14.50
4. From Ganymede to Europa (Jupiter): 14.50 - 20.55
5. In the Atmosphere of Titan (Saturn): 20.55 - 26.35
6. Phobos & Deimos (Mars): 26.35 - 32.00
7. Ode to Triton (Neptune): 32.00 - 40.50
8. Passing Oberon (Uranus): 40.50 - 47.20
9. Charon and beyond (Pluto): 47.20 - 52.00
Total Time: 52 minutes (Continuous Play)
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Dance of the Moons
" The are over 150 moons in our Solar System orbiting around their host planet in a regular and faithful manner, unwavering and seemingly independent of other happenings. However when viewed as a whole, I cannot help but feel that they are all linked in some way, like a community of different families that dance and weave together. Hence this CD is not made of different tracks representing different moons, but one track that weaves this dance from one moon theme to another".
Michael Wild September 2008
Comments by michael
This CD was a real adventure into bringing more 'spacey' sounds & combinations into my work. It also set a platform for later works as I explored further music making in this manner. I feel it has allowed for more texture and interest in the music and perhaps for the first time not just music that drifts around unnoticed but music that one can listen to more intently. Any feedback on this is welcome.
I have to admit that prior to this CD I felt the Moons in our Solar System were a little uninspiring compared to the wonders of the cosmos at large. I had encountered information on the Moons many times before, however after researching them in more detail I became entranced and fascinated by their individual character. From then on I was absorbed.
Most people are surprised by the number of moons circling all the major and minor planets - over 150. We think of our own solitary moon circling Earth, perhaps sometimes seeing it as cold, dark and uneventful place and relating that to the many others moons as a merely orbiting rocks. Of course our own moon does play a significant role in respect to its effect on our planet and on the progress of life, but that's another story.
The moons do make a very varied and exciting bunch, exhibiting such things as underground seas, volcanic eruptions and in many cases visually stimulating & interesting landscapes.
Further to that, some moons in their own orbital system around their mother planet, exhibit orbital resonance - a gravitational connection that conforms them to specific movement in relation to each other, in turn giving a sense of them being bonded together. I extended this concept, along with the fact of their sheer number, to that of a whole family right through the solar system. We often have a picture of the Solar System as the sun and its orbiting planets, but have a look at the same picture with all the moons orbiting those planets. What a Dance!