Collaborating musically with a Hilbert space

Consider the babbling brook

How can we leverage this to make music?

What does a babbling brook look like?

How can we affect the flow of the brook?

The Hilbert space is the babbling brook

How can we leverage a Hilbert space to make music?

How does placing rocks (gates) affect the music?

How can we respectfully collaborate with a Hilbert space?

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How can we respectfully collaborate with a Hilbert space?

Leveraging one of many ways to express a quantum state musically, place a minimal number of gates on a circuit to manipulate its statevector.

Introducing the Quantum Music Playground

Instructions / Tutorial: qisk.it/qmp

  • Playground for composing music using quantum states.
  • Implemented as a Max for Live device in Ableton Live 11, and includes a MicroQiskit quantum simulator.
  • Free, open source, Apache 2.0

We'll use an Ableton Push 2 like real DJs

Brian, Hilbert and I will create 3 songs:

 

  1. A friendly collaboration with Hilbert
    • Happens to be a 17th century flashback
  2. A heavy-handed collaboration with Hilbert
    • EDM inspired Quantum Deep House
  3. Composing around a quantum operation
    • QFTease

 

Collaborating with a Hilbert Space

QMP example inspired by music of Jean-Michel Jarre

Example clip: Four on the floor kick (bass) drum

Each step in the sequence on the right is a sixteenth note. Sound is produced when the measurement probability of a basis state is significant.

Example clip: Expressing pitch (or instrument) with phase

Each step in the sequence on the right is a sixteenth note. Sound is produced when the measurement probability of a basis state is significant.

Example from QMP Tutorial of expressing Canon in D

EDM Composition by Hasan Khalid of Algorism Music

Composed using Quantum Music Playground

Collaborating musically with a Hilbert space

In Hilbert space, no one can hear you scream. - Yakir Aharonov

Questions?

Check out tutorial for examples, including Indian Classical music: qisk.it/qmp

Collaborating musically with a Hilbert space

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