Project Description

Listening to Apollo 11, 2019

Listening to Apollo 11, 2019 is part of the Celestial Celebration: Music, Art, and Technology collaboration with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and the Chuck Eisemann Center. The Listening to Apollo 11, 2019 installation is a public listening experience of the vast audio archive at the UT Dallas Center for Robust Speech Systems. Visitors can listen to mission conversations never before heard by the public. The interactive installation has a 3 channel audio that draws on the audio archive of analog Apollo 11 mission audio (digitized by the Center for Robust Speech Systems at UTD), Raspberry Pi3, speakers, RFID cards and an RFID reader.

Students: David Wilson, Caroline Trotter

Faculty and Staff: Heidi Rae Cooley (project lead), Dale MacDonald (project lead), Eva Jacobus

Special thanks: Dr. John Hansen, Center for Robust Speech Systems, UT Dallas

More Info > The Celestial Celebrations: Music, Art, and Technology collaboration commemorates the 50th anniversaries of the Apollo Moon Landing and the founding of the University of Texas at Dallas. The event was a collaboration between ATEC, the Richardon Symphony Orchestra, The Eisemann Center, and the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It featured interactive installations and visual music to accompany a performance.

To learn more about Celestial Celebrations: Music, Art, and Technology read Theater Jones review, “The Richardson Symphony partnered with University of Texas at Dallas for a far-out concert.”

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