Public conversation between Spencer Topel & Florian Carle on experimental quantum music

Event time: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
YQI Seminar Room See map
17 Hillhouse Avenue
Event description: 

Join us for a public conversation between musician, compositor and Dartmouth College professor Specer Topel and YQI manager Florian Carle about experimental music and sound installations.

During the conversation, we will talk about Spencer’s previous works that explore relationships between architecture, space, and form, and how sound-based arts meaningfully engage with science and engineering. We will also explore the possibilities to create music with YQI quantum computers and propose a challenge germane to quantum computing: what sounds or computation of musical information can a quantum computer generate or calculate that is impossible, or at least nearly infeasible on classical computers?

He is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Danish International Visiting Artist Residency in 2013 (DIVA), the Palmer Dixon Prize from the Juilliard School for best composition, BMI and ASCAP Awards, and was an artist-in-residence with the Meitar Ensemble in July 2014 (Tel Aviv).

These public conversations are informal events and the audience is encouraged to take part of the conversation by asking questions or sharing ideas and comments. 

Lunch will be provided.