QUANTUM SOUP ORCHESTRA
... organised chaos by
Simon Le Boggit
Simon is especially interested in finding statistical sweet-spots where chaos and repetition (and sometimes mutation) may evoke moments of “apparent intentionality”, which feel like they must have been specifically engineered by a sentient creator rather than be a product of non-sentient chance.
Rather than following the virtual herd as it stampedes towards ever more complex AI (Artificial Intelligence), Simon has sought to head in the opposite direction in pursuit of AATAPS (Artificially As Thick As Pig-Shit). Just how simple can a mindless system get, while still creating sounds which (some) people will regard as music? And what happens when chaotic music sets the context for random motion, and vice versa?
Simon’s audio-visual compositions have been performed and shown in exhibitions and art festivals around the world including Lincoln, London, Edinburgh, Swansea, Manchester, Bath, Stockholm, Athens, Barcelona, Seoul, Vancouver and New York.
Event: Visions of Science Art Prize Exhibition, Andrew Brownsword Gallery, The Edge, University of Bath, UK in September-October 2018.