Kelly Snook is creating Kepler Concordia - Playing Solar Systems as Musical Instruments
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Imagine playing the solar system like a musical instrument. Concordia is a novel open-source distributed platform that allows creators to build, explore, and play a modular musical instrument built around astronomical concepts celebrating the work of Johannes Kepler. The platform will allow for an open community to create modules, use modules to compose, and experience compositions and earn money through contributing. Modules will be data-driven and audiovisual and interactive in nature, with optional hardware control and display interfaces. It will establish a creative economy using blockchain, IPFS, and other distributed-ledger tech, and principles of justice that reward participation and excellence, turning upside down the traditional commercial music industry practices and designing universal participation, equity, and accessibility into its framework. AR/VR/XR are some of the main ways in which people will be able to experience the instrument, but it will be scalable and experienceable in planetariums, universities, museums, home virtual and augmented headsets, or reducible to 2D. We are particularly drawn to the Magic Leap for the initial launch of the instrument. Part of the design allows for people to create custom controllers, such as the mi.mu gloves, to be able to control the instrument. Working with Magic Leap will allow an easier interplay between physical controllers and the world of Concordia. The launch is scheduled for Nov 2019, the 400th anniversary of Kepler’s “Harmonies of the World.” Kepler is known as the father of modern astronomy who proved that the planets revolve around the sun in elliptical orbits. Less well known is that he made his scientific discoveries through music theory, believing that everything in the universe was governed by rules of harmony. Concordia will immerse people in the harmonies intrinsic to our Solar System, and we believe Extended Reality is the perfect tool to begin musical exploration of things in our universe that can't be experienced at human scales.

I have dropped everything to make Concordia a reality in 2019, which means I'm looking to everyone who wants to see it exist in the world to co-create it with me here on Patreon. Thank-you for your excitement and participation!

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Goals
13 of 95 patrons
I will be able to commit 100% of my time to building and launching Concordia in 2019.
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Imagine playing the solar system like a musical instrument. Concordia is a novel open-source distributed platform that allows creators to build, explore, and play a modular musical instrument built around astronomical concepts celebrating the work of Johannes Kepler. The platform will allow for an open community to create modules, use modules to compose, and experience compositions and earn money through contributing. Modules will be data-driven and audiovisual and interactive in nature, with optional hardware control and display interfaces. It will establish a creative economy using blockchain, IPFS, and other distributed-ledger tech, and principles of justice that reward participation and excellence, turning upside down the traditional commercial music industry practices and designing universal participation, equity, and accessibility into its framework. AR/VR/XR are some of the main ways in which people will be able to experience the instrument, but it will be scalable and experienceable in planetariums, universities, museums, home virtual and augmented headsets, or reducible to 2D. We are particularly drawn to the Magic Leap for the initial launch of the instrument. Part of the design allows for people to create custom controllers, such as the mi.mu gloves, to be able to control the instrument. Working with Magic Leap will allow an easier interplay between physical controllers and the world of Concordia. The launch is scheduled for Nov 2019, the 400th anniversary of Kepler’s “Harmonies of the World.” Kepler is known as the father of modern astronomy who proved that the planets revolve around the sun in elliptical orbits. Less well known is that he made his scientific discoveries through music theory, believing that everything in the universe was governed by rules of harmony. Concordia will immerse people in the harmonies intrinsic to our Solar System, and we believe Extended Reality is the perfect tool to begin musical exploration of things in our universe that can't be experienced at human scales.

I have dropped everything to make Concordia a reality in 2019, which means I'm looking to everyone who wants to see it exist in the world to co-create it with me here on Patreon. Thank-you for your excitement and participation!

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Tiers
Enabler
$1 or more per month


DecaEnabler
$10 or more per month
HectaEnabler
$100 or more per month
MegaEnabler
$1,000 or more per month