Julian Rohrhuber / Volker Ossenkopf-Okada
Leuchtstoffraum 1 – Der Kleinmann-Low-Nebel (2020)
für 8-Kanal Elektronik
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keine Pause | Ende gegen 23:00

Ort: Platz vor den Physikalischen Instituten zwischen Greinstraße und Enrique-Schmidt-Cuadra-Weg


ACHT BRÜCKEN gemeinsam mit dem I. Physikalischen Institut der Universität zu Köln und der Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf


Looking at the sky can be enlightening, even in total darkness. In some cases, it is well worth waiting until the all-eclipsing sun has made way for bizarre constellations of stars on the night-black firmament. Leuchtstoffraum 1 is the product of an interdisciplinary collaboration between Julian Rohrhuber, a professor at Düsseldorf’s Music Academy, and the astrophysicist PD Dr. Volker Ossenkopf-Okada, who teaches in Cologne. Their interest is focused on a comparatively tiny region within Orion, the Kleinmann-Low Nebula, a location where stars are generated at a high rate. The electromagnetic radiation received by this dense cloud of molecules includes hundreds of thousands of different transmission frequencies. These cosmic signals provide the material for an extraordinary electronic composition on the square outside the University of Cologne’s Institute of Physics. A project whose origins go back 1,300 years, connecting Cologne directly to the profound depths of the universe.