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© Susan Begy 2019

cosmic communicator

cosmic communicator, 2011, alabaster, records*, embossed copper**, conduit, electrical wire, 2 x 3 x 11 feet

*songs on the records on cosmic communicator that were included on the Golden Record placed aboard both Voyager 77 spacecraft:

a. Chuck Berry, Johnny B. Goode (US)

b. Beethoven, 5th Symphony, 1st Movement, Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer, conductor (Ger/UK)

c. Blind Willie Johnson, Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground (US)

d. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No. 1, Glenn Gould (Ger/Can)

e. Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring (Sacrificial Dance)/ Le Sacre du Princetemps, Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Russ/Fr/US)

f. Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven, Melancholy Blues (US)

g. Goro Yamaguchi, Crane’s Nest (Jap)

**Kurt Vonnegut quote embossed on copper: "I tell you, we are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anyone tell you different."

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