Sagittarium – 6EQUJ5

Not only is it an honor to share my latest Soundtrack, I must also say that the sounds used within this soundtrack are beyond what I have ever designed, from an unlikely source. I created a Rhythm last night. It was reminiscent of two tracks I had created so many years ago, both available on the Oracles in Motion album: Y-Nexial Triangulum, and Zeta Reticuli. Both soundtracks were thematically otherworldly alien/extraterrestrial based, and used original sounds I had designed with various Synthesizers.

A lot has changed since that time. My sound design skills, combined with modern technology has made it possible to bring actual extraterrestrial sounds into my extraterrestrial thematically based soundtracks! What you are hearing throughout this soundtrack is the actual translated 6EQUJ5 signal.


6EQUJ5, also known as “the Wow!” signal, was a strong narrow-band radio signal detected by Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while he was working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope. The signal bore the expected hallmarks of non-terrestrial and non-Solar System origin. It lasted for the full 72-second window that Big Ear was able to observe it, but has not been detected again.

Tau Sagittarii is the closest visible star in the night sky near the origin of the 1977 Wow signal, the only radio signal that has been received that may be a sign of extraterrestrial intelligence in our history thus far. I used the actual translated 6EQUJ5 signal as a playable dynamically resonant instrument using Subtractive Synthesis, and advanced Sampling Techniques throughout
this sound track …Enjoy!