047: Icarus Rising

Artist David Bovey created this 21st century interpretation of the myth of Icarus. ©2004 by David Bovey.
Artist David Bovey created this amazing 21st century interpretation of the myth of Icarus. ©2004 by David Bovey.

The dream of human flight is ancient in origin. While technologies to make small objects fly existed for a surprisingly long time, the engineering problems of scaling these up to human flight proved a tremendous challenge.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

Roman Carnival Overture
Composed in 1844 by Hector Berlioz. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Army Band. Public domain recording. Source.

Gymnopédies No. 1
Composed in 1888 by Erik Satie. Public domain.
Performed by Accou. Public domain recording. Source.

Closing Theme

Except when otherwise indicated, the contents of this podcast are © and ℗ 2016 by Mark Painter, all rights reserved. Some sound effects used by arrangement with Pond 5. Enjoy more of David Bovey’s work here.

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