Sounding qubits


Ever wondered what a qubit sounds like?

On the 8th December 2022, Living in a Quantum State hosted a performance and book launch by Professor Eduardo Miranda, editor of “Quantum Computer Music: Foundations, Methods and Advanced Concepts” in the Goethe-Institut London. 
 
  • Miranda's performance at Sounding Qubits Goethe-Institut | Photo: Pau Ros
    Miranda's performance at Sounding Qubits
  • Performance during the Sounding Qubits Event Goethe-Institut | Foto: Pau Ros
    Miranda's performance at Sounding Qubits
  • Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel and Eduardo Miranda at Sounding Qubits Goethe-Institut | Photo: Pau Ros
    Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel and Eduardo Miranda at Sounding Qubits
  • Ilyas Khan, CEO Quantinuum, introducing "Quantum Computer Music: Foundations, Methods and Advanced Concepts" Goethe-Institut | Photo: Pau Ros
    Ilyas Khan, CEO Quantinuum, introducing "Quantum Computer Music: Foundations, Methods and Advanced Concepts"
  • Miranda's performance at Sounding Qubits Goethe-Institut | Photo: Pau Ros
    Miranda's performance at Sounding Qubits
  • Miranda's performance at Sounding Qubits Goethe-Institut | Photo: Pau Ros
    Miranda's performance at Sounding Qubits
  • Welcome to the Sounding Qubits Event Goethe-Institut | Foto: Pau Ros
    Welcome to the Sounding Qubits Event
Computers have evolved to become an essential part of the music industry: in the last century, musical composition, instrumentation, distribution and consumption have all been impacted by advances in computer technology.  

Quantum computing offers the potential for a further technological leap. As this new era of computing looms, we want to consider the ways that technological developments may impact and disrupt the music industry. Miranda's book introduces the fundamentals of quantum computing for musicians and the latest developments by pioneering practitioners. 
 

Eduardo Reck Miranda on a mixing console. Bio

Eduardo Reck Miranda’s distinctive music is informed by his unique background as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) scientist and classically trained composer. He is internationally known for his research in neurotechnology for music and is championing investigation into quantum computing for musical creativity. Eduardo was a research scientist in the evolution of language group at Sony CSL Paris. Currently, he is a professor at the University of Plymouth, UK, where he leads the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR). His opera ‘Lampedusa’, composed with sonification of subatomic particle collisions and live-electronics was premiered by BBC Singers.


Read Philipp Ball's article about the event in Physics World

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