Performing Swirling Qubits by Eduardo Miranda at ECDF and CTM Festival, Berlin

Two gigs in Berlin this coming week: I am performing Swirling Qubits by Eduardo Reck Miranda at the Einstein Centre for Digital Future on Tuesday 30 January and at Radialsystem on Friday 2 February for CTM Festival. Here are some pictures from the rehearsals with Eduardo, Maria Aguado, and Paulo Itaborai at the Berlin Open Lab. I am going to use the Tensile wearable that we have developed at the UdK Wearable Computing group for the Interwoven Sound Spaces project. From CTM programme notes:

A quantum computer deals with information encoded as quantum bits – or qubits. The qubit is to a quantum computer what a bit is to a digital one: it is a basic unit of information. In hardware, qubits live in the subatomic world. They are subject to the laws of quantum mechanics. Thus, qubits process information in fundamentally different and potentially more powerful ways than digital bits. Quantum computing is bound to open new and exciting opportunities for creative practices. For the performance, a state-of-the-art quantum computer, developed by IQM, will be used to run generative music algorithms and to synthesise sounds. Performers will control the quantum computer based in Finland with gestures, brain signals and live coding through the Internet. Vintage analogue synthesisers in Brazil will produce sounds transmitted to Berlin in real-time.”

The programmes include more Quantum Computer Music pieces by Eduardo Miranda, Paulo Itaborai, Dino Vicente, Pete Thomas, and Colin Harrington.

I did my PhD with Eduardo at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR), University of Plymouth, from 2013 to 2016. It’s great to work with him again here in Berlin after quite a few years.