For the last 10 years NASA's Kepler space telescope has been recording light emitted from stars beyond our solar system. The sound of these recordings are pulsating, otherworldly, and epic – opening the imagination to the vastness of our universe.
In contrast, we began to wonder: what would we hear at the other end of the scale, at an atomic scale? Our human ears are quite limited, we can't hear atoms, just like we can't hear the stars, but we can convert their characteristics, like light and colour, into sound.
From the most micro and macro parts of our world, Dougie Brown (sound designer) and Helen Cox (choreographer) come together to create an experience that will ignite your curiosity and stretch your imagination.
Choreography | Helen Cox
Sound Design | Dougie Brown
Performance | Andrew Oliver, Natasha Arcoleo and Jordan Ajadi
Video | Liz Gorman and Mat Deary
Contributing scientists include Dr. Hugh Mortimer (Planetary Scientist, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory), Jessica Spake (PHD Student, University of Exeter) and Jill Linz (Dept. of Physics, Skidmore College).
This R&D was in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) and Centre 151, and was funded by Arts Council England. Mentors and advisors on the project include Julie Cunningham (Choreographer), Alexander Whitley (Choreographer), Tom Hobden (Artist Development), Stuart Leech (Digital Manager, Turner Contemporary), Daniel Broadbent (PDSW Producer) and Lizzy Maries (PDSW Marketing Director).
Helen Cox is supported by Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme.