Wright Lab’s professor of physics Bonnie Fleming has collaborated in the composition of a new piece of music called “MicroBooNE” by David Ibbett, the first composer-in-residence at Fermilab, through a series of discussions with the composer about the science of the Micro Booster Neutrino Experiment (MicroBooNE), which is the inspiration for the piece.
“MicroBooNE” premiered on December 8 at an online evening of talks and performances hosted by the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series. During the event, Ibbet discussed “his inspirations and techniques for translating neutrino science into sound through a variety of sonification methods” and Fleming explained the science behind the composition. The recording of the event, called “Neutrino music: a composer’s journey,” and the piece itself can both be found on the composer’s website and on YouTube.
Fleming said, “It’s been a pleasure talking to David over the last months about the science of MicroBooNE as he has worked to compose the piece, and to participate (on the science side) with him in the webinar”.