[NetBehaviour] Pixelh8 "Observations".
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Tue Feb 9 19:03:18 CET 2010
“Observations” is an audio visual study of the people, machines and
practices at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University.
Culminating in two performances on 12th &13th of March, 2010 at 7.30pm
during the Cambridge Science Festival.
The piece poses the question of “What does it mean to be an Astronomer?”
and how it has evolved; from observations with the unaided eye and the
first telescopic studies 400 years ago, to modern telescopes and
satellites collecting data across the full reach of the spectrum, and
the importance of theoretical study of astronomical concepts such as
Following on from the successful “Obsolete?” in 2009 at The National
Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, Matthew C. Applegate aka Pixelh8
internationally renowned “chip tune” musician will be directing,
composing and performing this entirely new piece.
All of the sounds in the music will be recorded from the machines,
people and interpreted from the data they collect at the Institute. This
includes electro-mechanical, mechanical, and ambience as well as
interviews with leading scientists and curious visitors to the Institute.
The work is supported by the researchers at The Institute of Astronomy,
University of Cambridge and the outreach officer Dr. Carolin Crawford
and was funded by the PRS for Music Foundation Live Connections award.
The PRS for Music Foundation (PRSF) is the UK’s largest independent
funder of new music across all genres. Widely respected as an
adventurous and proactive funding body, the Foundation supports an
exceptional range of new music activity – from unsigned band showcases
to composer residencies, from commissions for new music to experimental
live electronica. Since March 2000 PRSF has given more than £12 million
to over 3,000 new music initiatives.
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