ISDC 2018 Global Space Orchestra
Thank you for your introduction.
It is a great pleasure for me to have this opportunity to speak to all of you. But first, I would like to thank the organizers of this inspiring conference. (You have done a wonderful job putting this together.)
Hello everyone. I am Hayaki Tsuji. I am a musician from Japan. Recently, I have been writing and composing music, arranging, and singing, mainly using orchestral sounds.
However, my music is not just ordinary music, but it is composed by trying to introduce cosmic physics.
Today, I am going to talk about an entertainment project that the world has never seen before. A project which combines space and technology that soon will be achieved.
This project, “Global Space Orchestra,” meshes space-age cosmic physics and the art of music to unify the human race.
But before explaining what my music entails, I will first describe what my music is.
The description of my music bears significance for more fully understanding the outline of, “Global Space Orchestra.”
Have you heard of Schumann resonance?
In case you don’t remember, I will briefly explain what it is.
Schumann resonance refers to the earth’s specific frequency.
Along with the earth’s rotation, we have strong magnetic fields called the North and South poles, when which are added together, create an extremely large motor.
According to Fleming’s rule, existence of these magnetic fields cause the earth to rotate perpetually, working as a motor to continuously generate electricity.
Due to this movement, about two thousand thunderstorms are generated at any given moment somewhere on the earth. When lightning strikes, it is unleashed at about fifty times per second.
Schumann resonance refers to a phenomenon that is produced by the movement of electrons radiated in all directions from the lightning, being bounced off the surface of the earth towards space, and then being bounced back off of the ionosphere.
These electrons bounce back and forth, like a game of ping pong.
Since this bouncing movement is repeated, the electrons, having nowhere to go, create waves oscillating between the surface of the earth and the ionosphere at a stable frequency.
This is Schumann resonance.
This is what my music revolves around.
Let me explain how.
The frequency of Schumann resonance varies according to mainly seasonal and temperature changes.
Annual averages were measured, resulting in 7.83 Hz in the first measurement, 14.1 Hz in the second measurement, and 20.3 Hz in the third measurement.
Due to the fact that humans can only hear within a range of 20 Hz to 20kHz, we are not able to hear Schumann resonance because it is in a region below 20 Hz.
Interestingly enough though, the frequency of a human’s brain waves; such as alpha, beta, and theta waves, are extremely similar to the frequency of Schumann resonance.
Theta waves, which have been said to sharpen our instinct and give us inspiration, have a frequency of less than 8 Hz.
Alpha waves, which help us feel relaxed in order to produce a state in which we can easily concentrate, are between 8 and 14 Hz.
When we are in an ordinary state of consciousness, our brain waves range from 14-20 Hz. These waves are referred to as Beta waves.**
Some people believe that because Schumann resonance and brain waves are so similar, Schumann resonance may be able to influence us.
All of us live our lives day by day, being exposed to various, invisible and inaudible frequencies.
Personally, I believe that it is plausible that these waves which constantly surround us, can impact our mental and emotional states. We can see how sounds affect our brains in other aspects, such as the sound of an alarm.
In 1955, the International Organization for Standard determined the master pitch for all general music today, to be A4, which is 440 Hz.
Therefore, the fourth A from the lowest note of a piano with 88 keys is tuned to 440 Hz. But why was 440 Hz chosen?
The widely accepted theory is because the frequency of a baby’s cry is 440 Hz.
As human beings, when we hear a baby’s cry, our state of tension and awareness naturally increase. In our minds, that high-pitched sound warns us of danger or tells us that something is wrong.
Since the ISO’s determination, the sounds of sirens, alarms, time signals, and other cautionary sounds were set to 440 Hz.
After learning this, I began to conduct research and experiments.
I threw myself into my studies to find the relationship between Schumann resonance and my music.
Then, I discovered that by multiplying Schumann resonance by a coefficient which produces a musical scale or temperament, you can introduce it into music.
The resulted value is used as the master pitch of a music piece which is one of the core elements of a musical ensemble.
Instruments, such as the trumpet, violin, clarinet, and drums can be tuned around this value to make an orchestra.
Taking this idea further, imagine in your minds, an orchestra being performed from various places all over the world at the same time.
Each musician, in their own country, tuned to the heartbeat of the earth, all being conducted together.
Imagine, a Global Orchestra. Each of us, being one with the earth through music.
All becoming united as human beings. This is the reason behind Global Space Orchestra.
Now, let me explain how this can be achieved. My vision is to use cutting-edge technology to accomplish this feat.
As many of you know, many companies such as OneWeb and SpaceX will launch more than ten thousand artificial satellites throughout the next 10 years to provide the earth with observational service.
This means that information will be controlled much more accurately over a wider range thanks to these satellites.
As a result, fields such as automated driving, traffic control, disaster prevention, crime suppression, agriculture, and fishing would benefit from these services.
As of right now, approximately 60 percent of the world’s population does not have internet access. This digital divide, however, will be eliminated in the near future on account of these satellites.
OneWeb aims to enable broadband access for every school in the world by 2022. SpaceX has been approved to launch 4,000 satellites by the FCC.
The technological landscape of the world will drastically change within the next decade. In addition, data transfer speeds will shift from 4G to 5G.
This means that the communication rate will be increased up to 100 times the present rate, playing a critical role in the development of VR, AR, and IOT, or Internet of Things.
In Japan, many companies are developing new services for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics using 5G.
This new technology is now at our fingertips. Global Space Orchestra will use this to send a message of unity and family.**
Global Space Orchestra will provide an extremely large-scale concert on a stage, called, “Planet Earth.” A stage we all share. A home we all share.
In which the performers, rooted in different cultures from various places around the world, will be linked together by this new advancement in the digital world, to show you, that we really can be One.**
Up until now, the word, “venue,” has been defined as structures such as The Madison Square Garden, The O2, Manchester Arena, and the Tokyo Dome.
Now, allow me to direct your attention away from such conventional concepts and broaden your horizons to something truly spectacular. A planetary concert hall composed from the hearts of the People.
And for the grand opening to touch the souls of millions.
I, Hayakj Tsuji, the creator of this project, would be honored to conduct this great enterprise from afar.
I would like to provide an experience which will allow us to respect different cultures and histories, to feel appreciation for everything we have now because of them, and advance towards a hope called, “the Future.”
But at the same time, I want this project to be a festival beyond boundaries which have been dividing us. Such as age, nationality, skin color, illness, handicap, and gender, thus enabling people to feel a sense of belonging to each other.
So if you can sing, then sing. If you can clap, then clap. If you can play an instrument, then play it. Any way that you can participate is okay. This project’s effectiveness depends on the amount of hearts it affects. Let’s maximize that number. Let us prove that music can break the boundaries between us.
Let’s harmonize with the heartbeat of the earth and feel as a big family living under the same roof. Let’s send a powerful message of peace.
Michael Jackson announced that he would produce music that nobody can reject. He then released his album, Thriller, which moved the hearts of millions.
Similarly to Michael Jackson, I want to find an artistic value in my music through this project which can provide peace that nobody can reject.
A lot of things must be done in order to bring this magnificent project into reality.
If you have even a slight bit of interest in this project from listening to my presentation today, please talk to me. Let me know your ideas, impressions, opinions, advice, or anything else you would like to say to me. I’m open to all of your comments.
However, because I am not a native English speaker, when you talk to me, would you be so kind as to speak clearly and slowly, using easy-to-understand expressions? I may not be able to understand the native pace of speech.
In conclusion, I would like to restate that this is a festival to be created by any participants, regardless of various differences. Each participant is a necessary part of this project.
So let’s work together, let’s express our love through music, and create a wonderful future together.
That concludes my presentation. My name is Hayaki Tsuji. Thank you for your attention.