What will the year 2999 look like? What will it sound like?
That’s the creative catalyst behind The 2999 Project, a multimedia time trek to the end of the 30th century. Canada’s King Deluxe record label called on electronic and dubstep artists to a create a soundtrack for the year 2999, then asked a selection of visual artists to illustrate the tracks.
That was two years ago. Fast forward to 2012 and we find a gallery of more than 30 futuristic tracks and illustrations, all of it Creative Commons and all of it available for stream and download. Eventually, King Deluxe labelhead Peter Krahn plans to feature the work in a self-directed space opera audiofilm. For now, it’s a wonderful convergence of art and music, with futurist and stargazing eyes cast to the very dawn of a new millennium.
Originally published at HSW: Space Music: The 2999 Project
Robert Lamb is a senior staff writer at HowStuffWorks.com and co-host of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast and blog. He is also a regular contributor to Discovery News. Follow him on Twitter @blowthemind.