RADIOACTIVE ORCHESTRA is an artistic, musical and pedagogical project about creating music using radioactive isotopes. In collaboration with nuclear physicists, media artist Kristofer Hagbard have created musical algorithms based on the scientists’ models of how radiation is emitted from various isotopes. Music producer Axel Boman created songs based on melodies and sounds from the software. The project is managed by Georg Herlitz.
The result is: a record, a website, live music performed with the algorithms and videos explaining the project.
The musical and artistic ambitions is about exploring a world that is not available to our senses and finding musically interesting pattens and to render them in a way that both resonates with popular culture while staying close to the subject matter.
The pedagogical aspect aims to inspire young people to learn about the natural sciences by making one of its most hidden phenomenas available in a new way and exposing complexity and beauty in the strange world of the atomic nuclei – using music.