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Space Elevator Music

Something to listen to during your ascent
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Elevator music, on the whole, sucks.

Space Elevator music should not suck - I'm thinking a full orchestral arrangement of 'The Girl From Ipanema' with sweeping chords, majestic horns and heart-lifting strings.

As people shuffle their feet and avoid making eye-contact, they would at least be able to look out of the window, see the curvature of the earth, and enjoy some easy listening sounds crafted especially for the experience.

Alternately, the full Getz + Gilberto catalogue should do.

zen_tom, Jan 21 2005

Getz/Gilberto http://www.amazon.c...102-9964283-1308160
Corvocado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) [zen_tom, Jan 21 2005]

(???) Elevator Music 2.0 Elevator_20Music_202_2e0
My idea (since rejected) about improving elevator music quality. [Blumster, Jan 21 2005]

Flabby Preludes for a Dog http://www.wfmu.org...articles/satie.html
[mouseposture, Jun 09 2010]

Longplayer http://longplayer.org/
If [moomintroll] is still looking for it [mitxela, Jun 10 2010]

For [lurch] http://www.audiospa...fm/sound_iid.165608
The sound of a cello at 2.5g [mouseposture, Jun 10 2010]


       No, it's Space Elevator Music! - we could throw in some Johan Stauss if you want.
zen_tom, Jan 21 2005

       [+] Good job. I'm glad someone else realizes the true issue that elevator music poses to society. Linky.
Blumster, Jan 21 2005

       Thanks [Blumster] - There's a travellator between two terminals at Chicago airport that is ceilinged by various neon shapes while your motion through the tunnel is accompanied by a strange but relaxing kind of contemplative, almost random suggestion of notes. It's a real treat after rushing about in airport nastiness to have a few moments of thoughtfull quiet - I think something like that would work quite well.
zen_tom, Jan 21 2005

       Cool! How about a heart-lifting version of 50 cent's P.I.M.P. with piano, flute and strings?
Machiavelli, Jan 21 2005

       It's gonna need to go on for a long, long time...   

       Why don't elevators have jukeboxes in them? Then you could listen to whatever you like.   

       Incidentally, does anyone have a link for the thousand-year-music algorithm they used in the Millenium Dome in London? Have tried looking and failed.   

       I fear frequent flyers might get bored of Strauss after the thirtieth time... and Also Sprach Zarathrustra
moomintroll, Jan 21 2005

       I'm thinking some Brian Eno or Vangelis. After all, space elevators and space music are a natural combo.
tourist, Oct 24 2005

       [zen_tom] - When I went there they were playing An American in Paris (Gershwin). A little cheesy, but still better than any other airport travelator I've been on.   

       [Mach] - I'm very tempted...
wagster, Oct 24 2005

       I quite like the music they play in Japanese restaurants. You know, the "plink plunk plink plink" music. Maybe they could play that.
Abusementpark, Jan 07 2007

       I hear that the space elevator will take several hours to travel. you may as well make it more like a inter contential fligh with food service & a bad movie.
the great unknown, Sep 04 2007

       Perhaps something by Holst, or the midi files from Frontier Elite II.
marklar, Sep 04 2007

       I just had this idea, and was thoroughly disappointed to find out that it had already been posted. My version, though, was to play lounge versions of space-themed pop songs like "Rocket Man", "Space Oddity", etc.
DrWorm, Jun 09 2010

       The criteria for good elevator music are a little different from those you'd apply to other music. At least one fairly well known classical composer (Eric Satie) wrote elevator music (he called it furniture music) and complained when people actually listened to it <link>.
mouseposture, Jun 09 2010

       "Good elevator music"? Surely you oxymoron.
DrWorm, Jun 10 2010

       Has to be Hawkwind.
Twizz, Jun 10 2010

       Murph and the Magictones cover of Stairway to Heaven?
Dub, Jun 10 2010

       36 000 km as a long way, and it's going to be tough to do very high speeds through the first 100 km or so, so I think we're looking at some pretty long symphonies here.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jun 10 2010

       Do it live. I wanna hear the sound of a cello at 2.5g...
lurch, Jun 10 2010

       [lurch] Here you go <link>
mouseposture, Jun 10 2010


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