reply to post by Vandalour
I see what you did there, trying to influence me with Pink Floyd... it almost worked, but the pulsing heart of metal beats within me, and my entire
psyche thrums with the power of the thousands of metal albums I have heard in my life, and the hundreds of thousands of melodies and blast beats that
have only ever been heard within my skull. They are louder than Floyd by a mile.
Now, that brings me neatly round to how I believe the music of aliens would sound. The sound of the universe is something that our species has been
listening to since we realised we possessed the technology to do so. I would have thought that a similar thing has happened to other cultures on other
worlds, but if , as many suspect, there are races out there which have been scientificaly aware for much longer than we have, then its possible that
there are species out there that have been listening to the song of the cosmos for generations.
It is probable that music will have been affected by this prolonged exposure to this stimulus. If you listen to Saturn, or Jupiter, you will find
that although to us the sounds seem random, though beautiful, it is possible that to another species in the galaxy, these sounds could be the most
inspirational audiological input they have ever been exposed to. They certainly affected me quite deeply.
If the species we are hypotheticaly discussing, were a traveler species, used to plying the gaps between stars, then its possible that they would
harmonise the sound of the universe, with the sounds made by thier vehicles, or equaly they could be inspired by mythological references to a world
they left behind eons ago, and take all thier inspiration from the tales of thier ancient past, as well as the thundering might of the yawning gulf of
When I first thought about the sounds that the planets make, and the background sounds made by the universe when under the gaze of radio telescopes,
I thought :
"Wouldnt it be interesting if it turned out that a massive portion of all that fuzz was actualy the garbled , mingled beats, melodies, and harmonies
of a million and more civilisations musical output, the signals all scrambled by interaction with the myriad of gravitational influences , exotic
energies, and filtration through stars, the atmospheres of planets, and the muffling smog of nebular areas of space??"
Course,I realise that the chances are slim, and that my loose and ammusing theory wouldnt stand up to a beating with a cocktail stick, let alone the
full weight of scientific scrutiny. I tell you what though, it was very interesting to have the thought, and I really enjoyed it, and thats why I
shared it with you. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.