Sound of Space Debris
New Zealand Space Calendar

The Sound of Space Debris

The Sound of Space Debris is an audio visual installation based on space debris data, made in collaboration with Spacebase New Zealand and Precyzja Foundation. The installation links art and science, through generative visualisations and modular synthesis. The aim of the installation is to raise awareness of the space debris as an issue and hazard in the space environment

In tonight’s talk, Dr. Radek Rudnicki will talk about the issues and approaches to sonifcation and visualization of the data. SpaceBase’s Eric Dahlstrom will give an introduction to the problem and current status of space debris today.

Speaker Bios

Radek Rudnicki

Composer, Sound Artist and Performer

Focused on using improvised material in multidisciplinary projects. Radek is working as lead sound designer and music composer for Precyzja Foundation and director of Wave Folder Records. He curates and funds new media art projects. Radek regularly does sound design and supports product development for number of synth makers and Eurorack module manufacturers. He made pieces for theatre, film and game sound design. He collaborates with dance choreographers, visual artists creating new media works and audiovisual installations. Working with multicultural composers he created new works linking traditional music and electronics. In 2008 Radoslaw has been shortlisted by SPNM (UK), as one of the most interesting emerging composers living in the UK. In 2013 announced Ambassador of Jazz in the North of England with the project Space F!ght, subsequently supported by Sound and Music toured the UK in November 2013. In 2014 received Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK and funded artist residencies at EMS Stockholm (2015, 2016 and 2017). Radek holds PhD in Digital Composition from the University of York, UK. Based in Wellington, New Zealand Radek is lecturing and designing new music courses at Massey University, School of Music & Creative Media Production. He is interested in interactive multimedia, visual arts and multidisciplinary projects combining art and science. As a result, collaborated with NASA’s GISS and SpaceBase, New Zealand on sonification projects, which he presented in the USA, Europe and New Zealand. He worked on Wellcome Trust funded Sonicules project, investigating the use spatial sound in anti-cancer drug design. He emphasises a varied range of digital music, including contemporary and algorithmic composition, free improvisation and re-contextualisation of traditional music using electronics. As founder of Wave Folder Records, Space F!ght and co-founder of RPE Duo, Kirki Project and UUCMS, he regularly performs worldwide. He showcased his work on festivals and art galleries including Brazil, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden the UK and the USA.

Eric Dahlstrom

Co-Founder, SpaceBase & International Space Consultants

Eric Dahlstrom is a co-founder of SpaceBase, a social enterprise focused on democratizing space for everyone by co-creating space ecosystems in emerging countries, starting with New Zealand. In 2017, he joined the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship program in New Zealand. Mr. Eric Dahlstrom is co-founder of International Space Consultants, consulting on projects involving spacecraft design, space science, and space business. He is a space engineer and astronomer who has been involved with space projects for 35 years. He studied the physics of black holes at University of North Carolina, galactic astronomy at the University of Maryland, space systems engineering at George Washington University, and space studies at the International Space University (ISU) in France.