A Galaxy of Suns is a smartphone app that sees constellations transcribed into musical scores with matching light displays. The interactive smartphone app plays the sounds of the stars as they rise and set over the 360° of the horizon, tailored exactly for the exact location of the listener.  

At the Bristol Biennnial in the UK in September 2016, A Galaxy of Suns was launched. Festival goers experienced a large-scale choral performance by the Bristol Choir as they sang the stars and constellations above the UK. The app is free and once downloaded it doesn’t require internet or network access to operate. The project website where people can download the app is www.agalaxyofsuns.net

The project lead was Michaela Gleave, an installation artist  based at the TWT Creative Precinct in St Leonards, in collaboration with composer Amanda Cole and app developer and digital artist Warren Armstrong.

Michaela Gleave is just one of the 70 artists that call the TWT Creative Precinct in St Leonards home, making it one of the largest creative workspace precincts in the nation. “ “My studio space within the TWT Creative Precinct is so invaluable. It provides me with the space to think and every space brings new possibilities,” said Gleave.

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‘A Galaxy of Suns’

Michaela Gleave with Amanda Cole and Warren Armstrong, 2016, Smartphone app for iPhone and Android Image courtesy the artists and Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne          

Photography by: Silversalt Photography 

Click here to view Michaela Gleave’s art installations and projects.