Nocturne (2015)

1. Why does time pass?
2. Is there life
2. elsewhere in the universe?
3. What is the universe?
3. made of?
4. Do we live in a multiverse?


bonus (purchase extras, 2015)

5. 7 Oktober
6. Dark Matter
7. Life
8. Multiverse
9. Time

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bert strollenberg
sonic immersion

Nocturne is the first in a series of specials on science's unsolved mysteries (editor's note: no series is planned) for which the composer remixed and re-sequenced the music from documentary soundtrack. Opening piece Why does Time Pass? proves weary, a bit harsh and abstract to my ears as it evolves. It's very Florianz-unlike if I may say so. This all changes completely on the second track and onward with celestial, fluid and tranquil soundscapes entering the stage along some subtly applied sequences surfacing occasionally.

These slow transforming cosmic renderings take the listener gently into a lush world of drift and slow motion, even offering a sense of grace shining through the piano keys and wavering textures of Dark Matter. The atmosphere seems to darken initially on Life but shifts to a more contemplative mode halfway with a brief moment of neo-classical revelation near the end. This constellation of imaginary, slow passing textures is closed by the 11-minute Time, which closes the circle with a similar amalgam of abstract and rougher sonic structures related to the opener and some introspective spherics.

Although the opening and closing piece on Nocturne puzzle me, the stuff found between them is excellent and overall quietening soundscape ambient, all presented in 24-bit audio quality.

release notes


Nocturne - Soundtrack for Science Briefings | presented in 24bit.
Purchase contains 5 additional tracks, presenting alternate takes and the tracks as they appeared in the series.

Album release has been remixed and re-sequenced from documentary soundtrack.

Music created for science briefings - a series of specials on science's unsolved mysteries: Science Hub

1. Why does time pass? | Published on 3 Sept 2015
The equations of physics suggest time should be able to go backwards as well as forwards. Experience suggests, though, that it cannot. Why? And is time travel really possible?

2. Is there life elsewhere in the universe? | Published on 8 Aug 2015
Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? And how did it get started? Scientists are seeking the answers in the cosmos, our solar system and right here on planet Earth.

3. What is the universe made of? | Published on 20 Aug 2015
The Earth, the sun, the stars, and everything we can see, only comprise five percent of the universe. But what about the other 95 percent? Scientists are puzzling over dark matter and dark energy, the mysterious components that make up the rest.

4. Do we live in a multiverse? | Published on 14 Aug 2015
It has long been thought that our universe is all there is, but it is possible we may live in just one of many. This is the second in our six-part series on unsolved mysteries in science.


visual media

Is there life elsewhere in the universe?
watch on youtube


Published on 8 Aug 2015

Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? And how did it get started? Scientists are seeking the answers in the cosmos, our solar system and right here on planet Earth.


Do we live in a Multiverse?
watch on youtube


Published on 14 Aug 2015

It has long been thought that our universe is all there is, but it is possible we may live in just one of many. This is the second in our six-part series on unsolved mysteries in science.


What is the Universe made of?
watch on youtube


Published on 20 Aug 2015

The Earth, the sun, the stars, and everything we can see, only comprise five percent of the universe. But what about the other 95 percent? Scientists are puzzling over dark matter and dark energy, the mysterious components that make up the rest .


Why does time pass?
watch on youtube


Published on 3 Sep 2015

The equations of physics suggest time should be able to go backwards as well as forwards. Experience suggests, though, that it cannot. Why? And is time travel really possible?