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Yma Sumac in the Magnetosphere PODCAST

November 12, 2008

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A magnetosphere is a highly magnetized region around and possessed by an astronomical object. This session is dedicated to Yma Sumac, an aurora in the sky, a celestial being that inhabited the Earth for a few decades.

Disguised as a small woman, only five feet, one inch tall, and weighing 110 pounds, she enlightened her audiences with a magnificent and unprecedented voice range of four octaves. Yma Sumac’s voice raised to a high pitch of ecstasy, an unbelievable voice, an impossible voice, the like of which exists nowhere else on earth today.

I decided to play a few of her most famous songs along with Auroral Chorus II: Music of the Magnetosphere. These recordings of natural VLF radio phenomena were made by Stephen P. McGreevy during various expeditions to Alberta and Manitoba, Canada in 1996 and 1998. VLF phenomena, in short, are the sounds of atmospheric conditions heard through radio waves. Lightning storms, the earth’s magnetosphere, and the Aurora Borealis and Australis.

The strange popping sounds that you will be hearing might not be the actual sounds of these atmospheric conditions but rather what is in effect radio audio interpretations of these atmospheric conditions. Between these recordings, you might hear some celestial messages by Yma.

If you want “realistic” information go to:
Yma Sumac
Sun Virgin
Her Wiki
Java’s Bachelor Pad Essay

(Wanderlust does not intend to bring you the latest work out there. Instead, it aims at providing you a select group of pieces produced in different times, locations, and contexts. Perhaps with the desire to create a unique aural experience.)

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Playlist

Starting Time= Artist / Song / Album

00:00′ = intro wanderlust
01:30′ = Auroral Chorus II: Music of the Magnetosphere, Track 3
02:36′ = Yma Sumac / Taita Inty (Virgin Of The Sun God) / Voice of the Xtabay
05:35′ = Auroral Chorus II: Music of the Magnetosphere, Track 4
05:46′ = Yma Sumac / Najala’s Lament / Voice of the Xtabay
08:49′ = Auroral Chorus II: Music of the Magnetosphere, Track 7
09:40′ = Yma Sumac / Ataypura (High Andes) / Shou Condor
12:40′ = Auroral Chorus II: Music of the Magnetosphere, Track 9
13:52′ = Yma Sumac / Bo Mambo / Mambo
17:09′ = Auroral Chorus II: Music of the Magnetosphere, Track 10
18:10′ = Yma Sumac / Chuncho (The Forest Creatures) / Voice of the Xtabay
21:40′ = Auroral Chorus II: Music of the Magnetosphere, Track 11
22:10′ = Yma Sumac / Wanka (The Seven Winds) / Legend of the Jivaro
25:08′ = Auroral Chorus II: Music of the Magnetosphere, Track 14
26:38′ = Yma Sumac / Wimoweh / The Sun Virgin
29:14′ = Auroral Chorus II: Music of the Magnetosphere, Track 16
30:45′ = Yman Sumac / La Molina / Fuego del Ande
34:07′ = Auroral Chorus II: Music of the Magnetosphere, Track 18 / extro

Assembled by Wanderlust

AURORAL CHORUS II PDF Download

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