Project Orbit

Daniel Hillebrand O'Donovan & Jonah King

Orbit investigates the representation of atomic structures through the use of music and digital imagery. The periodic table as a means of organising information reflects the patterns found in musical notation. Atomic orbitals are mathematical functions which represent the behaviour of electrons within an atom; their symmetries give rise to the organisational structure devised by Dmitri Mendeleev. By elaborating upon these principals this piece invites the audience to explore engaging new modes of interpreting the periodic table.
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