Music

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A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

This section documents a selection of music from around the world, expanded from the Peregrine Collection which includes only two selections - a digitized version of the dance-ballad What If I Wrote You a Love Song,  and the score and lyrics to the 400th anniversary hymn written for the Colegio de San Juan de Letran.
 

In addition to the above, the Nova Collection includes songs from three maestros of Philippine music, using a novel archival process first used in the Lunar Codex.

In this technique, the song is represented as a temporal waveform and a frequency spectrogram, with ancillary text data, and etched onto nickel nanofiche. The song is reconstructed by sound wave analysis algorithms as used in paleokymophony or paleospectrophony, albeit a medium that can last hundreds of thousands of years.

The Polaris Collection will use this technique for selected songs, but digital archiving will be used for several hundred compositions, representing award-winning and select contemporary music from around the world.

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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection)

MANIFEST

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THE RYAN CAYABYAB COLLECTION

Ryan Cayabyab Music (2022) - IM1, GM1

- All songs composed, arranged, and produced by Ryan Cayabyab, Philippine National Artist for Music and Ramon Magsaysay Awardee.

- Archive includes 15 Filipino folk songs, 14 Filipino love songs, 34 traditional and original Christmas songs, 13 original Pilipino music (OPM) compositions, and 10 songs from the classic album One.

- With performances from members of the San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra and the San Miguel Master Chorale

- Includes Kumukutikutitap from Ryan Cayabyab and Jose Javier Reyes's musical Bituin (lyrics by Reyes), Heto na Naman ang Pasko and Maligayang Pasko from Ryan Cayabyab and Jose Javier Reyes's musical teleplay Pasko sa Amin (lyrics by Reyes) 

- All songs are digitally archived in the Polaris collection. The song Kay Ganda Ng Ating Musika is archived on nickel nanofiche in the Nova collection.

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THE GARY VALENCIANO COLLECTION

Manila Genesis (2022) - IM1, GM1

- All songs composed or co-written, arranged, produced, and performed by Gary Valenciano, multi-platinum Philippine singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, actor, music producer and television host. 

- Archive includes a collection of 32 songs and variants, as well as 4 music videos (also referenced in the film section), including Fool Till the End, After All, Muli (with Regine Velasquez), Until Then, Could You Be Messiah, Di Bale Na Lang, Each Passing Night, Take Me Out of the Dark, Could We, Shake It Off, make Us Whole Again, Sana Maulit Muli (with Kyla), Sana Maulit Muli (solo version), and Shout 4 Joy
All songs are digitally archived in the Polaris collection. The songs Shout 4 Joy and Sana Maulit Muli (solo version), the latter co-written with Angeli Pangilinan Valenciano, are archived on nickel nanofiche in the Nova collection.

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THE SARAH KANG COLLECTION

Sarah Kang Music (2022) - IM1, GM1

- Sarah Kang is a Korean-American artist who writes jazz, soul, pop and R&B tracks. Her summer-fresh sound has made her a top-performing artist for filmmakers, vloggers and online influencers the world over 

- Summer is for Falling in Love - Written by Sarah Kang. Produced by Eyelovebrandon. Mixed by Andrew Kim. Mastered by Dan Millice

- Typical - Written by Sarah Kang and Takahiro Izumikawa. Keys by Takahiro Izumikawa. Guitar by Yan Carlos Colón. Produced by Dan Song. Mixed by Andrew Kim. Mastered by Dan Coutant

- One - Written by Sarah Kang and Takahiro Izumikawa. Piano by Takahiro Izumikawa. Drums by Geraldt Stewart. Bass by Kenji Tokunaga. Produced by Dan Song. Mixed by Andrew Kim. Mastered by Dan Coutant

- Once in a Moon - Written by Sarah Kang. Produced, arranged, and mixed by Patrick Hizon. Mastered by Dan Coutant

- All songs are digitally archived in the Polaris collection. The song Once in a Moon is archived on nickel nanofiche in the Nova collection.

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THE ANTHONY LAZARO COLLECTION

Bramar Records (2022) - GM1

- Anthony Lazaro is an acoustic, jazz and electronica artist from Genoa in northern Italy, currently based in Hamburg, Germany. His music is the soundtrack for coffee dates and road trips, for afternoon walks and moonlight serenades. 

- Gravity - Lyrics, music, co-production and vocals by Anthony Lazaro. Mixing and co-production by Danny Humming. Mastering by Leon Smith.
- Time Traveling - Written by Antonio De Giovanni and Sarah Kang. Produced and mixed by Patrick Hizon. Mastered by Danny Humming. Keyboards by Patrick Hizon. Vocals and guitar by Sarah Kang. Vocals by Anthony Lazaro.
- All songs are digitally archived in the Polaris collection. 

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JAY MINERS - MEET ME IN SPACE

Jay Miners Music (2020) - GM1

- Jay Miners is a writer of stories and songs, who released her first album, In Betweens, in 2021.

- Meet Me in Space - Music & lyrics by Jay Miners. Performed by Jay Miners. Produced, mixed and mastered by Harper James. Album art by Jeff Deng.

- Digitally archived in the Polaris collection. 

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THE CHENCHO DORJI COLLECTION

Chencho Dorji Records (2022) - GM1

- Chencho Dorji fuses modern and traditional music from Bhutan, often accompanied by stringed instruments and rhythmic clapping, into a unique sound that is ageless.
- Gawa (Happiness). Original song and performance by Chencho Dorji. 
- Oi Dorozam (Sweet Heart). Original composer and performer Thinley Jamtsho & Lopen Tashi Gyaltshen (1986); remake (2022) performed by Chencho Dorji
- Paro Kichu Lhakha (Paro Kichu Temple) - This Bhutan folk song is about the construction of Paro Kichu Temple, from The Book of Folk Songs of Bhutan. Music And performance by Chencho Dorji
- Yar Yar Lumpai Phula (Over The Top Of Valley) - Folk song of Bhutan. Music and performance by Chencho Dorji. 

 

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FRIEDRICK RYAN - WHAT IF I WROTE YOU A LOVE SONG

Windrift Music (2011) - PM1, GM1

- Friedrick Ryan is a mainstream pop and R&B singer, who has performed solo and with his previous band Reckonition to festival crowds of up to 20,000 on the west coast of Canada

- Music and lyrics by Samuel Peralta

- Arrangement by Bobby B. Morales Hobart, Friedrick Ryan, and Samuel Peralta
- Produced by Bobby B. Morales Hobart

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FRANCIS PERALTA - ODE TO LETRAN

Windrift Music (2020) - PM1, IM1, GM1


- Francis Peralta is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer, who has worked on projects including R&B, jazz, soul, pop, praise, and classical-style music.

- Composed, arranged, and produced by Francis Peralta; lyrics and additional music by Samuel Peralta

- Ode to Letran was commissioned to commemorate the Quadricentennial (400th) Anniversary of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines, founded in 1620, the oldest college in the Philippines and the oldest secondary institution in Asia.
- Archived in full in the Peregrine and Polaris Collections. Sheet music archived in the Nova Collection.

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THE KIANA VALENCIANO COLLECTION

Manila Genesis (2022) - GM1

- Kiana Valenciano is a Filipino R&B singer and songwriter, debuting in 2017 as an independent artist. Since then she has released several EPs and was a multiple nominee for Best Performance of a Female Artist at the Philippine Awit Awards. She is the daughter of musical icon Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan.

- Music videos archived include Circles, Does She Know, and Heartbeat on Me.

- Circles - Music and lyrics by Kiana Valenciano. Directed by Michael Carandang

- Does She Know (featuring Curtismith) - Music and lyrics by Kiana Valenciano. Additional lyrics by Moira dela Torre and Curtismith. Directed by Gabriel Valenciano.

- Heartbeat on Me - Music and lyrics by Kiana Valenciano. Directed by Gabriel Valenciano.

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THE GABRIEL VALENCIANO COLLECTION

Manila Genesis (2022) - GM1

- Gabriel "Gab" Valenciano is a Filipino dancer, actor, musician, host, percussionist, drummer, choreographer, and director, and has performed at numerous live concerts with his father, musical icon Gary Valenciano. Recently he has become more well-known in the music industry as a director of music videos.

- Directed music videos archived include Does She Know and Heartbeat on Me.

- Does She Know (featuring Curtismith) - Directed by Gabriel Valenciano. Music and lyrics by Kiana Valenciano. Additional lyrics by Moira dela Torre and Curtismith.

- Heartbeat on Me - Directed by Gabriel Valenciano. Music and lyrics by Kiana Valenciano.

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THE ORION SONG COLLECTION

Orion Song (2021) - GM1

-  Asian American singer-songwriter Orion Song is a multi-instrumentalist whose passion for neo-soul and R&B atmosphere and a hip-hop lyrical flow shines in his music, resonating with fans in Korea, the Philippines, Japan, South America, and Europe.  

- Play Me – Performed by Orion Song & Uzuhan. Written by Orion-Song Lewis, James Han, and Patrick Hizon.  Produced and mixed by Patrick Hizon. Mastered by Dan Coutant.

Sanctuary – Performed by Orion Song and Sarah Kang. Written by Orion-Song Lewis, Patrick Hizon, and Sarah Kang. Produced and mixed by Patrick Hizon. Mastered by Dan Coutant.

- Roll With It – Performed by Orion Song and ILLEST.CHILL. Written by Orion-Song Lewis and Andre Smith. Produced by Dylan “Avacie” Dagdag and Patrick Hizon. Mixed by Patrick Hizon. Mastered by Dan Coutant.

- All songs are digitally archived in the Polaris collection. 

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THE AUTUMN KALQUIST COLLECTION

Nature Magick Productions (2014-2022) - GM1

- Autumn is a singer-songwriter and music producer, who writes cinematic pop that have tied, in the past, to her bestselling fiction, with an expansive sound influenced by electronica, dubstep, and dance music. 

- Artificial Gravity, Better World, and Crash and Burn (from Songs from the Fractured Era). Bethany Sara Autumn Kalquist Nelson - music, lyrics, vocals. Carolanne Wolfe - instrumentals. Kyle Nelson - album and single cover art

- Intuition (from Songs from the Atlantis Academy). Bethany Sara Autumn Kalquist Nelson - music, lyrics, vocals, Carolanne Wolfe - instrumentals, Kyle Nelson - album and single cover art.

- Won't Give Up – Bethany Sara Autumn Kalquist Nelson - music, lyrics, vocals. Carolanne Wolfe - instrumentals. Kyle Nelson - single cover art.

- All songs are digitally archived in the Polaris collection. 

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THE RYKHO COLLECTION

Audiofreaks (2022) - GM1

- RYKHO is a Canadian recording artist making waves on the international dance scene. In 2019, his debut single Can't Do Loving You hit #6 in the UK Music Week Club Pop chart. His sophomore track Without You hit #4 in the UK Music Week Club Chart, #1 in the Music Worx Top 50 Europe Chart, and broke the Top 20 in the Beatport Top 100 Dance Releases. Whatcha Gonna Do is RYKHO’s latest single featuring mixes by Block and Crown (Funky/Electro House), Soulshaker (House), and Journey By A DJ (Tech House). 

- All songs digitally archived in the Polaris collection.

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THE LJP COLLECTION

LJP Music (2022) - GM1

- Lisa J. Peralta is a pop and electronic dance music singer-songwriter based out of Toronto. Her infectious beats and lyrical melodies resonate with her bicoastal fans in North America.

- Songs archived include Forever, Free, Breakthrough, Places to Go, Shine, and Wish. All songs composed, performed and produced by Lisa Peralta.

- All songs are digitally archived in the Polaris collection.

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THE ARTIE CABRERA COLLECTION

GravCity Media (2021) - GM1

- Artie Cabrera is a musician, writer, and graphic designer who has worked in the music industry for over twenty years, mainly in rock and electronic music. 

- Songs archived are from the album Anxiety, and include Brok'n, The Circus is Burning, Intruder, Creatures, Robotika, and Medicine (Malfunctioning Memory Mix). Also included is the Gravity City official theme, The Seven Titans.

- All works composed, performed and produced by Artie Cabrera.
- All songs digitally archived in the Polaris collection.

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MOIRA DELA TORRE - MALAYA

ABS-CBN Star Music (2022) - GM1

- Moira dela Torre is a Philippine singer-songwriter. She gained attention for her covers of Imago's Sundo, Moonstar88's Torete, and the Himig Handog-winning single Titibo-tibo.
- Moira Dela Torre joined the first season of The Voice of the Philippines, impressing Coach apl.de.ap with her rendition of the song Hallelujah by Bamboo Mañalac, and became part of the Team Apl. 

- Malaya - Written and performed by Moira dela Torre.
- Digitally archived in the Polaris collection.

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ANGELA KEN - AKO NAMAN MUNA

ABS-CBN Star Music (2022) - GM1

- Angela Ken is a Philippine actress, singer, songwriter, dancer and influencer. She gained acclaim on social networking service TikTok. After releasing her single Ako Naman Muna, she signed with Star Music, a talent agency under ABS-CBN Corporation.

- Ako Naman Muna - Written and performed by Angela Ken.
- Digitally archived in the Polaris collection.

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TARYN HARBRIDGE - WHERE LIFE BEGINS

SaphireRain42 (2013) - GM1

- Taryn Harbridge is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger whose covers of Christian hymns and music videos have collectively reached millions of listeners on YouTube and SoundCloud, sharing the gospel to the world. She also composes original music, primarily for the violin.

- Where Life Begins - Original piece, composed and performed by Taryn Harbridge. Credited as the background music for videos associated with The Zoo at the End of the World by Samuel Peralta.

- Digitally archived in the Polaris collection.

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THE LESLIE DA BASS COLLECTION

LDB Music (2022) - GM1

- Active in various genres from electronic music to rock, Estonian-based guitarist and songwriter Leslie Da Bass' continuous search for authenticity in his expression has led him to metal, expanding on the emotional aftermath of war and the current state of the world.

- Dressibluus – Performed by Leslie Da Bass. Music and lyrics by Leslie Laasner.

Find What You Love and Let it Kill You – Performed by Leslie Da Bass. Music and lyrics by Leslie Laasner.

- Kõlarid – Performed by Leslie Da Bass. Music and lyrics by Leslie Laasner. Mixing and mastering by Tanel Roovik. Video by Tanel Leiner.
- Pisar – Performed by Leslie Da Bass. Music and lyrics by Leslie Laasner. 

- All songs are digitally archived in the Polaris collection. 

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IRENE TORRES - MADRESELVA

Torres Media / Vesuvius Music (2021) - GM1

- Irene Torres is a Peruvian Canadian singer-songwriter who has made Toronto her home. Versatile, sexy, intelligent, and soulful, Torres has been called one of the fastest rising young stars on the Canadian music scene.

- Madreselva - Music & lyrics by Irene Torres. This is the first single, released in 2021, from her 2022 solo debut album. It is a song for those who have been away from their homeland for so long, that home becomes a new world of their own making. Madreselva means honeysuckle, and that familiar scent in a foreign land helped make her new country feel like home to Torres.
- The archived version was performed live in October 2021 by Irene Torres, featuring Eric St. Laurent on guitar, Mario Rivas Rosas on cajon, and Matias Recharte on bass.

- Digitally archived in the Polaris collection. 

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THE STUART SMITH COLLECTION

Stuart Smith Music (2022) - GM1

- Stuart Smith is a British rock-blues guitarist and songwriter, now based in the U.S. while touring globally. Stuart is best known for playing guitar in the bands Sweet and Heaven & Earth, the latter emerging from the vision of his critically-acclaimed album "Stuart Smith’s Heaven & Earth" to continuing success.

- Dreams of Desire - Music, arrangement, and performance by Stuart Smith. Based on the theme Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach. 
- Don't Keep Me Waiting - Music, lyrics, arrangement, and performance by Stuart Smith. 

- See That My Grave is Kept Clean - Music, lyrics, arrangement, and performance by Stuart Smith. 

- Digitally archived in the Polaris collection.