Truncations Volumes 1 & 2 are part of a compendium of abstract instrumental works inspired by exploration that defies convention.
Volume 1 consists of 24 experimental tracks with names that honor the discovery of exoplanets within the “Known Universe”. These names were chosen by nations across the globe based on world history, mythology, and literature, as a part of the NameExoWorlds project, which is managed by the International Astronomical Society.
There is an interactive companion to the listening experience that features links to data about each exoplanet, as well as information about the origin of each name. It is downloadable with Vol. 1. It can also be found here: www.themesmusic.com?page_id=256
Volume 2 consists of 14 tracks of experimental ambient, electronic, and organic music. Some of which were performed completely live by real people!
The goal is to inspire our collective desire to explore, learn, and evolve.
Below is the Interactive Companion to TRUNCATIONS VOL. 1. There are 118 links to information. Explore and enjoy.
|#||Name of Exoplanet||Eponym / Information||Name of Star||Year Discovered||eSky Maps|
|The Eburones people, a prominent Celtic tribe||HD 49674 (Nervia)||2002||Eburonia|
|2||Drukyul||Native name of Bhutan meaning “Land of the Thunder Dragon”||HD 73534 (Gakyid)||2009||Drukyul|
|3||Yvaga||“paradise” in the Guarani language||HD 63765 (Tapecue)||2009||Yvaga|
|4||Naron||Ancient Celtic name for the Neretva river in the Balkans||HD 206610 (Bosona)||2010||Naron|
|5||Guarani||Guaraní people of southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina||HD 23079 (Tupi)||2001||Guarani|
|6||Mastika||“gem/jewel” in Malay||HD 179949 (Gumala)||2000||Mastika|
|7||Bendida||Bendis, a Thracian goddess||WASP-21 (Tangra)||2010||Bendida|
|8||Draugr||Norse myth of the undead||PSR B1257+12 (Lich)||1994||Draugr|
|9||Awasis||“child” in the Cree language||HD 136418 (Nikawiy)||2010||Awasis|
|10||Caleuche||Ghost ship from the Chilote mythology of Southern Chile||HD 164604 (Pincoya)||2010||Caleuche|
|11||Amateru||Amaterasu, Japanese sun goddess||Epsilon Tauri (Ain)||2006||Amateru|
|12||Meztli||Aztec goddess of the night and moon||HD 104985 (Tonatiuh)||2003||Meztli|
|13||Pipitea||Small pearls found in Penrhyn lagoon||HD 221287 (Poerava)||2007||Pipitea|
|14||Ditsö̀||Name given to the first Bribri people by the god Sibö̀ in Talamancan mythology||WASP-17 (Diwö)||2009||Ditsö̀|
|15||Asye||Earth goddess from Akan mythology||WASP-15 (Nyamien)||2008||Asye|
|16||Veles||Veles, Slavic deity of earth, waters, and the underworld||HD 75898 (Stribor)||2007||Veles|
|17||Smertrios||Gallic god of war||HD 149026 (Ogma)||2005||Smertrios|
|18||Ægir||God of the sea in Norse mythology||Epsilon Eridani (Ran)||2000||Ægir|
|19||Surt||Ruler of Muspelheim from Norse mythology||HAT-P-29 (Muspelheim)||2011||Surt|
|20||Chura||“natural beauty” in the Ryukyuan and Okinawan languages||HD 145457 (Kamuy)||2010||Chura|
|21||Boinayel||god of rain from Taíno mythology||WASP-6 (Márohu)||2008||Boinayel|
|22||Dagon||Fertility god of Levantine mythology||Fomalhaut A||2008||Dagon|
|23||Hiisi||Sacred localities and evil spirits from Finnic mythology||HAT-P-38 (Horna)||2012||Hiisi|
|24||Cruinlagh||“to orbit” in Manx Gaelic||WASP-13 (Gloas)||2008||Cruinlagh|