Cosmic rays are produced deep in the universe.
Millions shower Earth every second, in a random way currently beyond human comprehension. Subatomic particles are passing through you at this very moment…blasted from supernovae and other astrophysical phenomena far beyond our galaxy.
This has happened throughout the history of the solar system.
By learning about them, we can learn about our origins.
Born out of a King's College London artist residency, composer Christo Squier and experimental particle physicist Dr. Teppei Katori are joined by a host of instrumentalists to explore this fascinating subatomic world via composition, sonification, projection and performance.
Some pieces are built using pre-recorded scientific data as inspiration, others embrace entropy and improvisation by using mobile cosmic ray detectors or a feed from Super-Kamiokande observatory in Japan.
Part experiment, part lecture, part suite of new music, Subatomic holds a curious musical lens over a hidden yet vital part of our world.
A duet, of sorts, between musicians and the cosmos.
“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies…” - Alan Watts