We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Harmonia Macrocosmica

by Jack Hertz

Copernicana 27:01
Brahea 26:41
Ptolemaica 23:22


These tracks began as experiments with different harmonic tones to find the most minimal sound elements I could use. In mixing these simple tones. A scenographic soundscape of tonal juxtapositions shifting like stars in the sky emereged from my speakers. Like the vision so wonderfully realized in Andreas Cellarius's great star atlas, the "Harmonia Macrocosmica" (1660). I dedicate these sounds to his work.


released March 16, 2015

Jack Hertz - Composition and Production.

About Harmonia Macrocosmica

The Harmonia Macrocosmica is a star atlas written by Andreas Cellarius and published in 1660 by Johannes Janssonius. The first part of the atlas contains copper plate prints depicting the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus and Tycho Brahe.

More information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonia_Macrocosmica

Cover Image

SCENOGRAPHIA SYSTEMATIS COPERNICANI - Scenography of the Copernican world system. From plate 5 from the "Harmonia Macrocosmic" (1660) by Andreas Cellarius.

Color plates: www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/cellarius/cellarius_plates.htm

About Jack Hertz

Jack Hertz has been playing, composing and recording for more than 30 years. His first experience with sound began with analog reel machines, microphones, percussion and a Casio VL-Tone. His first true synthesizer was the Alpha Syntauri digital synthesizer that was was hosted by an Apple IIe PC. The steep learning curve exposed him to a universe of concepts nearly a decade before others.

Jack is a seasoned improvisor who finds all aspects of creating sound fascinating. From the early percussion instruments to the present day hardware and software innovations. Generally, Jack is searching for a sonic middle ground between the real and the artificial. Utilizing computers, synthesizers, found objects, field recordings and digital effects. He designs his own sounds with unique characteristics that create spaces and atmospheres a listener can explore.

More at JackHertz.com

Aural Films is an online record label (netlabel) that releases high-quality soundtrack albums for movies that do not exist. We cover a wide range of music styles ranging from ambient to experimental to popular to soundtrack musics. Often on the same albums. You can find our complete catalog of releases online at auralfilms.com

Aural Films Catalog No. AF0111




Aural Films San Francisco, California

Soundtracks for movies that do not exist.

contact / help

Contact Aural Films

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Aural Films recommends:

If you like Harmonia Macrocosmica, you may also like: