location : the east river, nyc (near the power plant)
soundtrack : radio waves from the sun and earth converted to sound, the aurora borealis (basically, an interaction between the earth and sun), a steam radiator, human and water animal voices.
inspiration : the recent discovery of planets orbiting around nearby stars. if these planets are in what they refer to as the goldilocks zone, not too near or far from their star, not too hot, not too cold, but just right, they could have an atmosphere that allows for water . . . life.