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Quantum Inspired Sound: Sonic Explorations of the Quantum World

sustain.berlin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | Anja Metelmann, Steve Williams, Jeannette Petrik, Ioan Pop, Thomas Tichai, Lukas Grünhaupt, Bhoomika R Bhat

Live collaborative performances by sound artists and scientists inspired by theories, experiments, data, and sounds of quantum physics

Join us for an evening of live performance featuring quantum physics researchers and sound artists. Sound artists and quantum physicists are both working with oscillators, amplifiers, resonators, and filters but in very different ways. And both explore the implications of uncertainty, randomness, and feedback networks. This unique event will feature three new compositions built from the sparks of connection between quantum concepts, data, and sound. All created and performed by collaborations between sound artists and quantum physicists.

The compositions are inspired by sounds of quantum labs and experiments, experimental data turned into sound, and quantum physics concepts. Hear the sounds of mechanical valves in cryostat refrigerators looped and transformed into percussion; recordings of lab tours sliced to create soundscapes; quantum jump data transformed into pulse waves; feedback/feedforward concepts inspiring the inter-connection of independent synthesizer voices; and a sonic lecture with amplified chalkboard and live sounds inspired by harmonic oscillators, resonators, feedback, and self-oscillating filters. Don’t miss this chance to dive into the quantum world through sound.

Collaborations and performances by:

Steve Williams/drusnoise & Anja Metelmann
Jeannette Petrik, Ioan Pop, Mathieu Fechant & Nicolas Gosling
Thomas Tichai, Lukas Grünhaupt, Bhoomika R Bhat & Asen Georgiev

Doors open 20.30, Performances from 21.00

The event is supported by the project TruePA (www.truepa.eu), funded by the European Union under Horizon Europe 2021-2027 Framework Programme, Grant Agreement number 101080152.


This is an in-person event. Attending the event is free of charge and requires no registration.

This event will take place as part of the Berlin Science Week Art & Science FORUM at Holzmarkt and will be held in the Säälchen. The location is wheelchair accessible.

About the Venue
Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243 Berlin Germany

Anja Metelmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & University of Strasbourg

Steve Williams

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg SE & University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz AT

Jeannette Petrik

New Centre for Research & Practice

Ioan Pop

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Lukas Grünhaupt

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig

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