Dance of the Planets is a solar system sonification composed by Desert Magic. It's an interactive, unfixed digital medium that maps orbital speed to tempo and planetary position to stereo image. Create your own soundscape by activating, deactivating, and randomizing planet rotation in an endless, unpredictable swirl of cosmic polyrhythms.
* the tempo of each planet relates to its orbital speed. i.e. Mercury travels around the sun at 29.4 miles per second and therefore has a tempo of quarter note = 294
Ratings and Reviews
Great app for kids and adults
This is a great application to introduce kids to the solar system in a fun way. Appropriately sized planets orbit the sun and can be activated by touch to make music. Solar system can be rotated to view at different angles. For adults, I found the music great for meditation.
- Alex Wand
- 250.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Desert Magic
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.