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by Scott Gibbons


Scott Gibbons music
with a video intervention by Romeo Castellucci
and with the kind collaboration of:
University of Glasgow, Prof. Jon Cooper, Prof. Miles Padgett, Michael Lee

Production: Societas Raffaello Sanzio.

Photo credit: Scott Gibbons.

the sound of atoms vibrating


Scott Gibbons' haunting music is comprised entirely and exclusively with audio from a completely new type of microphone that allows scientists to listen to sounds at the molecular scale. This "micro-ear" is being developed at the University of Glasgow by scientists in the School of Physics & Astronomy and in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. The sounds from this microphone embark the listener on a pioneering sonic exploration through a newly penetrated world in which it is possible to hear the restless jostling of atoms and molecules. The resulting recordings have been sampled, overlaid and processed in a quest to recognize and suggest patterns and stories from a place far beyond our species' natural powers of perception.