Wednesday, 20 March at 4 pm in the Library, 52 1-052
Arnoud Noordegraaf and Adrian Hornsby received an Honorary Mention in the Prix Ars Electronica Collide @ CERN 2011. They are at CERN for 3 days doing research for creating the opera they proposed in the Collide @ CERN open competition - an opera for soprano, actor, digital film media, and 3D sound sphere. It is about a physicist who is receiving treatment for his cancer by the very particles he has been investigating as a physicist.
In their own words: “The pure physics of particles is itself so richly suggestive and dramatic and beautiful that we wanted to use art to express it. In essence, we wanted to make available to an audience the poetry of particles as they sing themselves.”
Previous works include A.M. - a love story about sound based on a story by the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami and featured at the Holland Festival. You can see a short extract here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfgs-9hzWzY
Tea/coffee will be served at 15:45