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Valery Vermeulen (BE)

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2019
Data-driven sound installation, Forex prints
18’25’’

Mikromedas is a data-driven musical project in which compositions are elaborated using data stemming directly from space, deep space, as well as from astrophysical simulation models.

These models are mathematical descriptions of real systems used in computer simulations designed to better understand, simulate, and predict the behaviour of astrophysical objects.

In these first pieces within the Mikromedas AdS/CFT Series, music is generated using data stemming from numerical simulation models of astrophysical black holes, interpreted to create a dark and evocative sound atmosphere, reminiscent of the very depth of space, embodying the mystery that it represents.

The artist uses sonification techniques to create his musical compositions, which involve the use of non-speech audio signals that make perceptible to our ears some information and data usually used by astrophysical researchers.

The musical compositions are accompanied by three prints of graphic representations of data and mathematical model simulations.

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Mikromedas is a project by Valery Vermeulen.

Co-produced by Baltan Laboratories (NL), Concertgebouw Brugge (BE).

Realized with scientific support of:
– Center for mathematical Plasma Astrophysics – KU Leuven (BE)
– Department of Mathematics – University of Antwerp (BE)
– Department of Physics and Astronomy- University of Alabama (US)
– Prof. Dr. Thomas Hertog (Institute for Theoretical Physics – KULeuven, BE)

– Prof. Dr. Mattias Kaminski (Alabama Holography Research Group – The University of Alabama, US)
– Casey Cartwright (Phd student, Alabama Holography Research Group – The University of Alabama, US)
– Dr. Ileyk El Mellah (Center for mathematical Plasma Astrophysics – KU Leuven, BE)
– Dr. Bart Ripperda (Institute for Theoretical Physics – Goethe University Frankfurt)
– Dr. Fabio Bacchini (Institute for Theoretical Physics – Goethe University Frankfurt)
– Prof. Dr. David Eelbode (Department of Mathematics – University of Antwerp, BE)