Thursday, 19 July 2012

Higgs Boson - by Dirty Knobs

"On Wednesday July 4, scientists at CERN announced that they had found a Higgs-like particle after analyzing results from the Large Hadron Collider. Researchers detected a "bump" in their data corresponding to a particle weighing in at 126 gigaelectronvolts (GeV), consistent with the Higgs Boson, which is believed to give mass to all other particles. The results have now been "sonified" Sonification works by attaching a musical note to each data. So, when you hear the resulting melody you really are hearing the data, amazingly, the sonification produced a habanera-like music."

Dirty Knobs then took the resulting upbeat tune and time stretched it to create his tune Higgs Boson.. which you can play below and download here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link! I just wanted to note that this is an original recording using their data, not simply a stretch of their piano piece. I used 3 sounds running in different loops that spiral out and back. Thanks again.