What Quantum Computers sound like - Watch “Quantum Sound” live from our labs

November 23, 2021
 
Sound Artist and Composer Spencer Topel, our 2019 Yale Quantum Institute Artist-in-Residence performed a live set of “Quantum Sound: A Live Performance of Superconductive Devices” in the Quantum Laboratories of Michel Devoret and Robert Schoelkopf for the 1st International Symposium on Quantum Computing and Musical Creativity on November 19, 2021.
 
This piece, developed during Spencer Topel’s residency in 2019 in close collaboration with quantum physicists Luke Burkhart and Kyle Serniak, was the first-ever music created from the measurements of the dynamics inside superconducting quantum devices, the precursors to quantum computers. It premiered at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas on June 14, 2019.
 
For more information about our Artist in Residence program, and all the artwork produced, visit art.quantuminstitute.yale.edu