Doomsday vault for music to be built on Spitsbergen
A doomsday vault for musical recordings is to be built at a depth of 1,000-feet on Spitsbergen in 2022.
“The facility will be constructed at a depth of 1,000 feet beneath the snow and rock and it is expected to have e a service life of not less than 1,000 years. According to the plan, the vault will start functioning at the onset of 2022” as reported via the official Telegram-channel of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.
The works will be archived and stored using special technologies, including binary coding and high-density QR-codes recorded on a durable optical film. The first compositions to be deposited will be musical pieces by indigenous peoples. Later contemporary works will be added to the collection.
Open-source archive was already delivered to a protected Arctic repository in 2020. In total, 21 TBytes of data on 186 reels of piqlFilm (digital photosensitive archival film) were placed in storage.