Winds of Mars is a unique piece of American... and Martian... history. Created from data returned to Earth in July 1997 by Mars Pathfinder and its weather station, Winds of Mars is the first recording featuring extraterrestrial sounds originating from the surface of another planet and mixed with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Winds of Mars is an environmental/musical presentation in four acts or scenes. Following each scene, you will hear the winds fade to silence. The winds vary on each track, from gentle breezes to mercurial gusts to a swift, raging dust devil; and, although some of the winds are subtle, listen carefully and you will hear that each is distinct.
Mr. Kettlewell has appeared in Europe and throughout the United States and can be heard frequently on public radio stations throughout North America.
Music Crest Productions is a Minneapolis-based company dedicated to the artistic development of unique music compilations that entertain, inform and inspire.
"Wind sounds originating from a digital data file from NASA's Mars Pathfinder, have been combined by classical solo piano music by Johann Sebastian Bach." Space News
Measurements were taken every four seconds throughout the Martian days and nights for the length of the mission. When the data arrived back on Earth, it came through as many pages of numbers in six columns, each column reflecting the measurement taken from one of the six wires.