Charm of Sound
Petri Kuljuntausta’s Charm of Sound (1997) is a text-based environmental composition in three parts, which is composed for outer space environment. In 1997 Cassini-Huygens spacecraft (Titan-IVB/Centaur) was launched from Kennedy Space Center, United States, and reached its destination, Saturn’s moon Titan, on Friday January 14, 2005. Inside the Huygens probe, stored on the CD-rom, was Kuljuntausta’s Charm Of Sound, which landed on the ground of Titan after travelling over seven years and four billion kilometres through Space.
Petri Kuljuntausta has stated: “If we suppose that there is somebody in outer space who could find the Huygens probe and understand how the CD-rom works, signs of English language and meaning of artwork, then the composition is possible to realise with very basic elements, liquid and solid materials (objects), which might be available on Titan’s ground”.