Ian Baxter - Sound Artist

 

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Installations - A+B

This installation was inspired by my (crude) understanding of a paradox in quantum physics (quantum entanglement) whereby the behaviour of particles can be simultaneously suspended between two states, with the final definite state only apparent when the particle is observed. Erwin Schrodinger famously wrestled with this problem in his thought experiment known as “Schodinger's Cat”.”

In this sound art reading of the problem there are two rooms – each playing one track of a harmonious stereo composition. Standing in either room means the listener ‘observes' that particular track of the composition. The listener may be able to travel from room to room but, like the quantum example, it should be impossible to hear the both sound events simultaneously