Thursday, 10 May 2012
Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica
I am so pleased to tell you that my work Crystal Sounds of a Synchrotron has won the Golden Nica in Prix Ars Electronica for Digital Music and Sound Art. This is a great honor and something, which I have always wanted to achieve.
The work was published on 5.1 DVD by Diamond Light Source the UK's largest Synchrotron in October 2011.
Ars Electronica Press Release
A synchrotron accelerates elementary particles to extremely high speed. One result of this is to produce a multifaceted, ever-changing cacophony. Jo Thomas concentrated on the injection of electrons. She captured and arranged micro-melodies that are as transient as the electron injections themselves. During this 38-minute work, the listener becomes completely absorbed, not least of all due to the 5.1. Sound that gets across the dry, almost sterile atmosphere with enormous compression.