When it comes to making music, there are plenty of instruments to choose from: guitars, keyboards, trumpets, Theremins, the Large Hadron Collider.
You mean you I can play that giant science thingy in Switzerland? Well, yes you can. Sort of…
Now that music has come to the Large Hadron Collider, it’s time for the giant science ring to make some music of its own. Meet Quantizer, a project from students Juliana Cherston and Ewan Hill that turns the ATLAS experiment’s many, many particle collisions into music. The web app grabs data (in real-time when possible), cleans it up and maps it to musical notes. After that, it’s just a question of the style you want to hear. There are cosmic sounds if you prefer an ambient vibe, or house music if you’d like something a little more dance-worthy.
There will be more to come for this project. Read more here. (via Greg)
Here’s a previous example of some experimental music: