The Sounds of Planet Earth, Platinum Metres - (2011)
In 1977 NASA sent two gold-plated phonograph records containing images and audio into space. These records travelled onboard Voyager probes I and II.
The discs were conceived as time capsules intended to communicate the story of our world to extraterrestrials.
"The Sounds of Planet Earth" was one of the audio pieces featured on the discs. It seeks to tell the story of human development through a sequence of audio recordings.
These scores re-imagines the original NASA recordings for an a-cappella vocal trio. A performance of these scores appear on Thomson's vinyl album Platinum Metres.