The Radioactive Orchestra, founded by DJ Alex Boman and his colleagues at the Swedish research agency KSU, intends to bring radiation into the perceivable human range by way of music and graphic arts.
According to the electromagnetic spectrum, humans (and most mammals, in fact) are only capable of perceiving visible light. In an attempt to make radiation a more tangible, unambiguous concept, KSU and Alex Boman teamed up to turn radioactive decay into music and visual art. And so, the Radioactive Orchestra was born! By correlating a musical note with the release of photons during decay, the simple occurrence of irradiated matter breaking down suddenly turned into melodies and swirling graphics.
Should these semi-lethal tunes turn you off, hold your criticism. Although the process involved a measure of creativity, these musical pieces are bound by scientific axioms.
The Radioactive Orchestra Converts Isotopes Into Musical Notes
1. Perceptible Radiation - Opportunity to create sensory experiences to make radiation more tangible and understandable to humans.
2. Music as Data Visualization - Opportunity to convert scientific data into musical compositions for a more engaging and accessible presentation.
3. Interdisciplinary Collaborations - Opportunity for artists and scientists to collaborate and create innovative projects that bridge the gap between different fields.
1. Music - Opportunity for musicians and composers to explore new ways of creating and composing music using scientific concepts.
2. Visualization - Opportunity for designers and visual artists to use data visualization techniques for communicating complex scientific concepts.
3. Research and Development - Opportunity for research agencies and scientists to explore new methods of engaging the public and raising awareness about scientific topics through artistic approaches.