Sonification of High Energy Physics Data Using Live Coding and Web Based Interfaces

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Authors

  • Tsun Yeung
  • Emma Margetson
  • Konstantinos Vasilakos
  • Tom McCauley
  • Milad Khosravi Mardakheh

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Istanbul Teknik Universitesi
  • CERN

Abstract

This paper presents a discussion of Dark Matter, a sonifi- cation project by the Birmingham Ensemble for Electroa- coustic Research (BEER), a laptop group using live coding and just-in-time programming techniques, based at the Uni- versity of Birmingham (UK). The project uses prerecorded data from proton-proton collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Switzerland, and then detected and reconstructed by the Compact Muon Solenoid
(CMS) experiment, and was developed with the support of the art@CMS project. Work for the Dark Matter project included the development of a custom-made environment in the SuperCollider (SC) programming language that lets the performers of the group engage in collective improvisations using dynamic interventions and networked music systems. This paper will also provide information about a spin-off project entitled the Interactive Physics Sonification System (IPSOS), an interactive and standalone online application developed in the JavaScript programming language. It pro- vides a web-based interface that allows users to map particle data to sound on commonly used web browsers, and mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets etc. The project was developed as an educational outreach tool to engage young students and the general public with prerecorded data de- rived from LHC collisions.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2020
EventNew Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2020 - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jul 202025 Jul 2020
https://nime2020.bcu.ac.uk

Conference

ConferenceNew Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period21/07/2025/07/20
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