Since ancient times historical writings, scientific reports, and indigenous myths have reported audible sounds that accompany the northern lights. Recent studies suggest that these sounds occur during geomagnetic storms and most likely do not originate from the visual aurora. Nonetheless, the existence of these sounds has always been controversial.
Driven by the words of those who have encountered and/or studied aurora related sounds, "All Depends on the Sun" delves into this phenomenon and opens wider reflections on sound and listening.
The piece was originally produced by the Creative Audio Unit of the national Australian radio broadcaster ABC, for Soundproof.