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Post by mrgumby » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:41 am

Just chatting with Tau and Chriwi, I noticed how much of LHC terminology sounds similar to music terminology, and I thought..... the beam does about 11Khz, so if you used that as a Key (maybe a couple of octaves down) , and used all the other LHC numbers as inputs/harmonies/etc.......could some VERY clever person come up with a method of turning all these numbers into live music?

That would be such a Buzz!!!! What would a Higgs boson sound like?

I would love to try it but I don't have the knowledge...dammit. :)

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Re: Music

Post by pixelmasseuse » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:56 pm

sonification - the technique of making audible sound from data, whether for the purpose of creating an auditory display or music. I've been thinking of trying this with accelerator data myself...

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Re: Music

Post by Kasuha » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:14 pm

You can take beam position data as one bunch passes a single BLM, divide the interval it covers to tones and listen to the music it produces.
Who knows, you may even hear the hump in it...

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Re: Music

Post by Tau » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:29 pm

Cool idea! I think you could even get the BPM data directly and listen to it.
I bet with our built-in frequency processor (called "ear") we could easily hear the tunes, and probably hear problems such as the hump. The 11kHz screech might have to be filtered out though; that may be too painful.
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Re: Music

Post by mrgumby » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:01 am

I imagine that there are many, many ways of achieving "The LHC Symphony". I so hope that the idea catches on and we get a huge range of people creating a huge range of different music.......what a buzz!!!!!!

:dance:

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Re: Music

Post by Mailo » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:35 pm

Then again some people will probably use the fact that some kind of music may eventually - or not - contain a Crescendo to prove that the LHC will destroy earth :D

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Re: Music

Post by March_Hare » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:45 pm

Mailo wrote:Then again some people will probably use the fact that some kind of music may eventually - or not - contain a Crescendo to prove that the LHC will destroy earth :D
Are you a Tolkien fan by chance? ;)
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Re: Music

Post by mrgumby » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:28 am

There was Eru The One and he propounded a great theme......

I hadn't even thought of that......shame be upon me....

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Re: Music

Post by oxodoes » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:41 pm

A first try: http://home.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/~mrongen/music.html

EDIT: It should play as background music. The original file is here: http://home.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/~mro ... _Music.mid

EDIT2: I have changed it to a mp3 file so that everyone can open it. But this might it slightly bigger 200kb -> 20 Mb :S
Last edited by oxodoes on Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:58 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Music

Post by pixelmasseuse » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:34 pm

ah, there's no link to the sound file...

EDIT: aha! I'm not set up to hear MIDI playback directly from a web site at the moment...

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Re: Music

Post by mrgumby » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:58 am

Love the possibilities in that piece....I have renamed it "LHC1 by oxodoes" on my computer. It will be famous (with me anyway) as the first collider music.

:clap: :) :thumbup: :dance:

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Re: Music

Post by Bornerdogge » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:18 pm

Sounds like a great idea, but why don't you post it on youtube? I have some problems playing it on linux (shame on me...)

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Re: Music

Post by tswsl1989 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:05 pm

http://www.lhcsound.com

Looks like other people have thought of this as well.....

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Re: Music

Post by mrgumby » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:19 am

looks like LHC people too....

some of the sounds are interesting

the more the merrier :dance:

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Re: Music

Post by pixelmasseuse » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:40 pm

I've been working on sonification of the atlas live display images. Here's a preliminary clip:

http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=95521

and going more in a glitch-hop direction:
http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=95522

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