La Semaine du Son, 9th edition - Marseille
Polygone Étoilé, January 27th 2012
"Hearing light" is an atypical intervention that combines arts and sciences on the concept of sonication, a significant demonstration that shows our physical environment through hearing.
Visual perception can "receive" electromagnetic waves in a range of frequency that can be measured using a spectrometer. During the event, Alexander Mihalic "transfers" the visual information into sound information, thus giving a new perspective, another dimension to the perception of a physical phenomenon.
Sonification of data from a spectrometer will allow to perceive visible light but also the invisible; a perception not with the eyes but with the ears!