Music for the Dome is a compilation of three planetarium scores, “Maya Skies” (24:09), “Fragile Planet” (23:21) and “Wonders of the Universe” (15:33), originally mixed for 5.1 to 12.1 multi channel surround dome playback, remixed here to stereo.
“Maya Skies”, narrated by Lisa Downs, tells the story of the ancient Maya civilization, their cities and temples aligned to the movements of the sun, moon and planets.
“Fragile Planet”, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, takes us from Earth through our solar system and beyond, describing how a planet’s orbit must fall within a “habitable zone” around a star for life as we know it to exist. It also explores the search for “ExoPlanets”, planets in other star systems that might support life.
“Wonders of the Universe” lets us peer deep into space through the Hubble Space Telescope, traveling in distance and time to witness the formation of stars, galaxies and nebulae, returning though our own solar system back to Earth.
Michael Stearns is a multi-genre music composer and soundtrack designer/producer. His credits include music for Ron
Fricke's non-verbal 70MM films "Chronos", "Baraka" and "Samsara", music for NASA, Laserium, Disney films, HBO, ABC, PBS, BBC, Discovery Channel and James Cameron's "The Abyss", "Titanic" and "Avatar". Michael works in his studio "The Guest House", in Santa Fe, New Mexico....more