In 2016, Amelia Hamrick transcribed into modern notation the sheet music written on the buttocks of a man in Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights.
In 1977, NASA launched two spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, on a grand tour of the solar system and into the mysteries of interstellar space. Attached to each of these probes is a beautiful golden record containing a message for any extraterrestrial intelligence that might encounter it, perhaps billions of years from now.
“As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I’ve got left?” David Bowie
David Bowie by © M. Lavine, 1995