This is what it would sound like if gravitational waves created electronic music
100 years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves as part of his theory of general relativity. Yesterday, February 11, a team of scientists proclaimed that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding, producing sounds reminiscent of birds chirping.
Those same chirps have now been used to compose an electronic ballad created by composer Arthur Jeffes, London-based design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast, and astrophysicist Samaya Nissanke.
Samaya explained, “Arthur has taken celestial chirps, sound signals of moving stars sent out billions of years ago, and incorporated them into music. It’s just amazing that we can actually listen for the first time to the most violent events in the Universe. We have opened up a new window or even sense to the Universe.”
The final result — a melancholic piece of ambient instrumentals — finds similarities to electronic music’s more experimental producers such as James Blake, Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar and more.
Via: Science Focus