Call from Mars

decide which sound we will broadcast from Mars to Earth

In March 2021 the first European planetary rover will land on Mars as part of the ExoMars mission. The rover's landing platform will carry 11 sound recordings (selected in this project) in the memory of a Czech scientific instrument. The sound recording that receives the most votes before the ExoMars probe lands on Mars will be transmitted back to Earth.

Sound recording detail

Thanks to life - Violeta Parra

Author: Cristian Fuentes
Country: Chile
Number of votes: 0
Basic description of sound
Kurz vor ihrem Tod schuf Violeta Parra das Lied Gracias a la vida (‚Dank an das Leben‘),[2] welches als eine Säule der Nueva Canción (spanisch: ‚Neues Lied‘) gilt. Zuerst wurde es in Últimas Composiciones (1966) verlegt, dem letzten Album Parras. Der Titel wurde in der lateinamerikanischen Musik vielfach neu interpretiert und international rezipiert.
Basic description of sound (English)
"Gracias a la vida" (Spanish for "Thanks to life") is a song composed and first performed by Chilean musician Violeta Parra, one of the artists who set the basis for the movement known as Nueva Canción. Parra composed "Gracias a la vida" in La Paz in 1966[1], and the song was released on Las Últimas Composiciones, the last album Parra published before committing suicide in 1967. The song is one of Parra's most renowned and is performed throughout the world, and remains as one of the most covered
Transcription of sound
Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto. Me dio dos luceros que, cuando los abro, perfecto distingo lo negro del blanco, y en el alto cielo su fondo estrellado, y en las multitudes el hombre que yo amo.
Transcription of sound (English)
Thank you to life, which has given me so much. It gave me two bright eyes, that when opened, Can perfectly distinguish black from white And in the sky above, its starry backdrop, And from within the multitude The one that I love.

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