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Cloud chamber: a performance involving real time two-way interaction between subatomic radioactive particles and violinist

Cloud chamber: a performance involving real time two-way interaction between subatomic radioactive particles and violinist

Kirke, Alexis, Miranda, Eduardo, Chiaramonte, Antonino, Troisi, Anna ORCID: 0000-0002-6868-4424, Matthias, John, Fry, Nicholas, McCabe, Catherine, Radtke, Jeff and Bull, Martyn (2013) Cloud chamber: a performance involving real time two-way interaction between subatomic radioactive particles and violinist. Leonardo, 46 (1). pp. 84-85. ISSN 0024-094X (Print), 1530-9282 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1162/LEON_a_00493)

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Abstract

‘Cloud Chamber’ - a composition by Alexis Kirke, Antonino Chiaramonte, and Anna Troisi - is a live performance in which the invisible quantum world becomes visible as a violinist and subatomic particle tracks interact together. An electronic instrument was developed which can be “played” live by radioactive atomic particles. Electronic circuitry was developed enabling a violin to create a physical force field that directly affects the ions generated by cosmic radiation particles. This enabled the violinist and the ions to influence each other musically in real time. A glass cloud chamber was used onstage to make radioactivity visible in bright white tracks moving within, with the tracks projected onto a large screen.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: radioactivity, sound, particles, violin composition
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design
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Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 14:15
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27577

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