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    Light Lab Quartet: connecting light and sound


    Lightlab Quartet is a musical instrument that captures vocals from visitors, which are reflected in a quartet performance of light and sound.


    The work is entirely generative, which means that each performance is a unique and personalized composition created “real time” based on visitors’ input. This adds unpredictability and excitement to the work, allowing visitors to engage with creative content in new ways, blurring the line between composer and spectator.

    The light of Lightlab Quartet was inspired by the phenomena of internal reflection in the fiber-optic cables that connect the world’s communication systems. By conducting many experiments with projectors and lasers, creators Paul Thursfield and Simon Rycroft succeeded in using internal reflection in water to express the rhythm and dynamic of sound through strings of light.
    light lab quartet
    light lab quartet