A gamma-ray burst, the most energetic explosions in the universe, converted to music.
What does the universe look like at high energies? Thanks to the Fermi Large Area Telescope
(LAT), we can extend our sense of sight to "see" the universe in gamma rays. But humans not only have a sense of sight, we also have a sense of sound. If we could listen to the high-energy universe, what would we hear? What does the universe sound like?
is designed to give people of all musical backgrounds an opportunity to explore signature works by composers Hector Berlioz
, Charles Ives
, and Dmitri Shostakovich
in depth, and at their own pace. The interactive audio and video
explores the composers’ scores and pertinent musical techniques as well as the personal and historical back stories. [more inside]