Hymns of the Heavens

Hymns of the Heavens is an audiovisualification of airplane noise pollution in The Netherlands. A mathematical model taking into account airplane type and altitude generates a circular 24-hour sound profile for any given location.

Knowing all flight coordinates, we were able to measure the loudness of the engine at any given moment in time and we represent the loudness with the brightness of a line, where louder sections of the flight path become more visible. As the LP spins we advance in time which allows us to hear all airplanes which are at that moment audible.