Music made from the first sounds recorded on Mars

Image by PhotoVision from Pixabay.

Recently, the Perseverance rover touched down on Mars. It was very exciting and inspiring. You can read about it HERE.

The rover also sent back the first sounds from another planet, the sounds of the Martian wind. It was really cool to hear the low-frequency noises recorded in the lower pressure atmosphere. These noises sounded like the beat of a drum to the great composer Eluard Shrei. This gave Shrei an idea. Eluard decided to compose a song about Perseverance’s arrival on Mars, from the perspective of Martians. Eluard incorporated these wind noises into the song.

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This piece is titled Perseverance: You Came All This Way

The audio recorded by the Mars Rover Perseverance was sampled to create the kick/bass drum throughout this entire song. A longer clip of the audio recording of wind on Mars is used at the following times in the song:
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For the best listening experience, play this song on the speaker with the biggest bass you can find. The audio from Mars is at a very low frequency, and you won’t be able to hear it as well on a smaller speaker.

Click on the video below to hear the Mars music:

Music Copyright © 2021 Eluard Shrei. Cover image and images in the video courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech. Video clips of the Mars landing courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Here is the song in pure audio form, in case you cannot play the video:

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Music Copyright © 2021 Eluard Shrei.

Lyrics

Perseverance: You Came All This Way
Eluard Shrei


Verse 1:
Welcome
You’re not quite what we expected
Come here so we can look at you
Arriving is a miracle to you more than to anyone
You’ve seen the dangers on the way 


Chorus:
Now you can become a martian
It’s more fun than you have ever had before
Now you can become a martian
You came all this way; you came all this way


Verse 2:
Come here
Come and see what we’ve prepared for you
We’ve waited many years to speak to you
Your presence is a needed change for us more than for anyone
We’ve been here for a million years


Chorus:
Now you can become a martian
It’s more fun than you have ever had before
Now you can become a martian
You came all this way; you came all this way


Bridge/Instrumental:
Now you can become a Martian


Verse 3:
Stay here!
We’ll take care of you forever
We’ve learned that this is what we need to do
The future is a mystery for us as much as it is for you
Let’s keep enjoying every day.


Chorus:
Now you can become a martian
It’s more fun than you have ever had before
Now you can become a martian
You came all this way; you came all this way


Now you can become a martian
You came all this way; you came all this way


Now you can become a martian
You came all this way; you came all this way


Now you can become a martian
You came all this way; you came all this way


Now you can become a martian
You came all this way; you came all this way

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