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A selection of pieces of music created and the images which were used to generate them.

 

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Grayscale and false colour scanning tunneling micrographs of MnSb.

Generated from the grayscale, a pentatonic piece which picks up on the atomic positions:

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From the falsecolour, a piece which is much more sensitive to the size variation between atoms and uses the Phrygian Dominant scale for a sinister feel:

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A scanning electron micrograph of MnSb.

The features in this image are long and thin rather than circular, leading to longer note durations:

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A scanning tunneling micrograph of MnAs growing on GaAs.

Music was generated from this image using the Japanese Hirajoshi scale:

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A transmission electron micrograph of gold nanoparticles grown on a sheet of graphene oxide.

Music was generated from the image and its negative, picking up on the background detail and nanoparticles respectively.

From the image using the Japanese Insen scale:

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From the negative using the Hirajoshi scale:

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A scanning electron microscope image of mould, used by Jack and Simon to generate:

Lounge style piano

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Steve Reich inspired piano phrasing

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A false colour image of Au nanoclusters within NO2 islands on Au{111} - image courtesy Dr. Stephen Driver, University of Cambridge

An algorithm was written to generate jazzy sounding chord progressions:

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The following three pictures were to allow for comparison between similar pictures with varying degrees of disorder.

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Jack Dobinson and Simon StJohn-Green in musical form:

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[2] Driver et al, Ang. Chem. Int. Ed. 46 (2007) 700.

Miscellaneous links

Simon St John-Green and Jack Dobinson: here is our Blog, complete with a working Image Sonification Program.

Resources:

"Music as a gradual process", by Steve Reich

Allele more (with sound) music of the genone

Emily Doolittle - composer