The album is inspired and based on a field recording sent to me by Rosa Menkman from the Centre de calcul / Data Centre (Building 513) during her residency at CERN.
I used a PD patch fed with open data sources accessed over VPN via a Virtual Machine from CERN for each track / experiment respectively and frequency triggers "controlled" by Rosa's field recording to send MIDI signals to GarageBand.
Like the scientist at CERN cannot decide beforehand the outcome of their experiments I could't control the exact melody movements or harmonics with this rather arbitrary setup. However, one can determine how the nature and property of matter and energy are measured and interpreted – likewise I set the ensemble and translation and determined how the data provided would eventually sound. That's the compositional act with these pieces.
Big thanks to Rosa Menkman! Without her this work wouldn't have come into existance.