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13th Art Division Jury Selections

MOONBELL (Selene / Kaguya Lunar Sound)

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HIGASHIIZUMI Ichiro representing Moonbell Team with Selene creative team


MOONBELL is a project that converts geographical information from the lunar explorer satellite Kaguya into sound and allows people to listen. Listeners can visualize the undulations of the surface of the moon by the sound relayed over the Internet. Besides its use for scientific purposes, it is intended as a “public tool” so that anyone can enjoy it and customize it for free as a device for ambient music.