numbers flying on the domed ceiling of Rochester planetarium

Glenn McClure’s “Totality”


Performance on January 20, 2024 by fivebyfive at the Strasenburgh Planetarium in Rochester, NY.

The melodic content of "Totality" is drawn from the sonification of “duration” data that shows the varying time intervals of totality during an eclipse at selected locations along its path. Sonification is the mathematical translation of numerical data points into musical pitches and rhythms. This melody, drawn from the data describing its path, provides the unifying motifs that recur throughout the piece.-