Music of the Spheres
Season 1, Episode 9
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Air date May 10, 2012[1]
Written by Rob Fresco
Directed by Michael Waxman
Episode guide
"Zone of Exclusion"

"Music of the Spheres" is the ninth episode of the first season of Touch. It originially aired on May 10, 2012 on FOX.


Martin exposes a corrupt parole officer, and a Brazilian street musician uses his guitar to win the heart of a beautiful woman. In addition, Jake bonds with another mute boy, while Clea and Martin learn new information about one of Teller's key patients.




"The chromatic scale consists of 12 tones. Arranged in time and sequence. These 12 simple tones create an infinite variety of music. Harmony and dissonance, tension and resolution — all can be described by the mathematical ratios between tones. If we could translate all ratios into sound? We could hear the Music of the Spheres; a sound as immense, as powerful as the universe itself. As quiet as a single stone. As beguiling as the human heart. For some, music elevates the spirit to a place of transcendent beauty. Others simply hear the beauty in the numbers themselves. The Earth, as it rotates, emits a frequency, a musical note, at 7.83 hertz. But this frequency alters slightly, for reasons as yet uncertain. Some postulate solar flares as the cause, or electrical disturbance in the atmostphere. But maybe there’s a simpler explanation. Maybe the sound of the planet is influenced by the seven billion souls whirring around it, each producing their own music, adding their own harmony."
Jacob Bohm
"Maybe he doesn’t want to talk. Maybe it’s my job as his father … to just be all right with that."
Martin Bohm