Look Down

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Released on RMN Classical, Electroacoustic and Beyond Vol 3.

Look Down manipulates sound clips from NASA, ESA, LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and LHC (Large Hadron Collider). Sonifications and recordings of massive black hole events in the observable universe, large events in our solar system, and quantum activity of Higgs Boson particles are brought together in one composition, combining those realms of general relativity and quantum mechanics which cannot yet be joined by human scientific knowledge.

Clips used:

- gravitational waves sent out from a pair of colliding and merging black holes, more than billion light years from Earth, converted to sound waves

- the sonification of the light curve of Kepler star KIC7671081B (in the search for habitable planets)

- radar echoes received by Huygens during its descent onto Titan converted into audible sounds

- comet 67P emitting a ‘song’ in the form of oscillations in the magnetic field

- cometary dust particles pelting NASA Stardust-NExT space probe, recorded by the Dust Flux Monitor which measures sound waves and electrical pulses from dust impacts

- a ‘trail’ of the Leonids meteor shower from November 2000, blown around Earth’s atmosphere by the winds before being eventually dispersed

- renderings of simulated Higgs Boson events in the ATLAS detector.







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