August 20, 2006

From Peter (Dusty) Miller:

The article Now downloadable: “music” of the stars (Aug. 13) refers to “The first piece of music composed for stellar instruments: the slowly-building Stellar Music No. 1 by Jenõ Keuler and Zoltán Kolláth.”

Come back Robby, they’re playing your tune... This music is eerily reminiscent of the soundtrack from that 1950s pioneering sci-fi movie Forbidden Planet (1956 – Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis). Also featuring -- the “the first all-electronic musical soundscape in film history” courtesy of Louis and Bebe Barron, and “a dutiful robot named Robby that speaks 188 languages.” This was the stuff of a 13-year-old boy’s dreams – I was completely awed by the whole thing. And I avoided all puns on “stars.”


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