6/15/2017 0 Comments
Last year scientists announced that they detected a new kind of vibration that Albert Einstein had predicted 100 years ago: gravity waves. These waves pass through us, imperceptibly stretching and shrinking everything as they ripple by.
Just a few days ago on June 1st, 2017 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the 3rd-ever detection of gravitational waves, generated by the tremendously energetic mergers of a pair of black holes. These are collisions that produce more power in a couple of seconds than is radiated by all the stars and galaxies in the universe during those seconds. The recent detection appears to be the farthest yet, with the black holes located about 3 billion light-years away.
As mentioned during the June premiere show about this piece, “In a way, we are all connected through these “ripples” in space. Each of us are like those vibrations, affecting everyone around us, sending our own ripples through our communities. We are all connected.”
A Vibration features actual gravitational wave data, as well as other interplanetary and interstellar data, converted into sound. This is a piece that celebrates the connection between everything in the universe.
“Everything can be thought of beginning as a vibration, and as existing as a vibration too.” - Andrew Cheeseman
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