Vault from a Norwegian society containing music to be buried for 1,000 years
Norwegian company to bury huge music vault for 1,000 years
Norwegian company Elire management group took the idea of wanting to preserve our most precious music forever to a whole new level: by creating a time capsule full of music and burying it for 1,000 years. You heard right! How are they going to store the music? The company will take master-quality digital copies of the music it wishes to include in the vault (Global Music Vault) and store them in specially designed capsules.
The reason is that they have stated that most digital storage media have a limited lifespan and that hardware, software, and file formats become obsolete over time. Their solution to this has been to create a kind of revolutionary technology that their website says will soon be unveiled to the world. The technology will be designed to keep those high-quality digital copies of songs that they have kept safe for over 1,000 years, no matter how much technology evolves between then. They also said the stored data can withstand extreme electromagnetic exposure and will also survive disasters such as apocalypses and nuclear explosions.
As for the type of music, it will include everything starting with the earliest recordings of indigenous peoples who will eventually make their way to modern recordings to have a wide variety of world music spanning centuries, and a world committee. will work closely with the Global The Music Vault team decides which music goes into the vault. Will there be music from one of our favorite DJs? We’ll have to wait and see, but it will certainly be interesting to see the end result of all of this.
“We want to preserve the music that shaped us as human beings and that shaped our nations. We don’t just want to protect a certain genre and a certain era. We want the nations and regions of the world to keep the music that is deposited. “ – Luc Jenkinson, project general manager, via Billboard
The vault will be buried deep underground in a mountain in the far north of Norway on the Svalbard Archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, which is a demilitarized zone in 42 countries, meaning that military installations, activities or personnel are prohibited. They said the safety, security and remoteness made it a great place to bury the vault, ensuring it won’t be disturbed. In addition, the dry permafrost conditions also ensure the longevity of the stored data.
To learn more about this exciting and unique project, visit the website here.
Main image credit: via The Verge