Musicians and researchers turn data into symphonies
11 May, 2018
Musicians, sound engineers and researchers collaborate to turn boring data into symphonies. The results can be heard in the CERN Presents: Music and Cosmos concert. After the visitors of the Montreux Jazz Festival, it was the Bulgarian audience's turn to feel the magic of this unique blend between physics and music on 11 May in Sofia. The concert was an event, part of the Sofia Music Weeks festival. The programme included musical pieces like The Physics of the Large Hadron Collider: In Search of the Composition of Our Universe; The Music of the Large Hadron Collider: Physics and Composition; Theremin: Physics and Instrumental Practice; Cosmic Piano: the Music of the Cosmos.
A team of scientists from CERN, Geneva, together with composers and musicians, has managed to turn the real-time developments of an elementary particles experiment, conducted in the Large Hadron Collider, into notes. The interplay between high technologies and human creative talent resulted in a remarkable musical sound.