The sonification of solar harmonics (SOSH) project
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The Sun is a resonant cavity for very low frequency acoustic waves, and just like a musical instrument, it supports a number of oscillation modes, also commonly known as harmonics. We are able to observe these harmonics by looking at how the Sun's surface oscillates in response to them. Although this data has been studied scientifically for decades, it has only rarely been sonified. The Sonification of Solar Harmonics (SoSH) Project seeks to sonify data related to the field of helioseismology and distribute tools for others to do the same. Creative applications of this research by the authors include musical compositions, installation artwork, a short documentary, and a full-dome planetarium experience.