Música de las esferas y cicloestratigrafíamelodía de la tierra

  1. J.L. Simón 1
  2. L. Ezquerro 1
  3. M.A. Fraile
  4. J.J. Villalaín 2
  1. 1 Universidad de Zaragoza

    Universidad de Zaragoza

    Zaragoza, España

    ROR https://ror.org/012a91z28

  2. 2 Universidad de Burgos

    Universidad de Burgos

    Burgos, España

    ROR https://ror.org/049da5t36

Patrimonio geológico y geoparques, avances de un camino para todos
  1. M. Mendia (ed. lit.)
  2. Asier Hilario (ed. lit.)
  3. Manuel Monge-Gamuzas (ed. lit.)
  4. E. Fernández (ed. lit.)
  5. J. Vegas (ed. lit.)
  6. Angel Belmonte (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

ISBN: 978-84-7840-962-4

Year of publication: 2015

Pages: 443-448

Type: Book chapter


Cyclostratigraphy shows how certain repeated sedimentary patterns can reveal climatic oscillations related to Earth orbital cycles. Sedimentary cycles can be translated into music, converting distinct rocks or facies into notes, and bed thickness into duration of sounds. Such “music of the Earth” can be considered, from a poetical perspective, as an expression of harmony of the Universe as postulated by ancient Greeks. It is suggested to use this type of composition for accompanying scientific movies, as well as for background music at museums and geoparks.