Atom Tone


Jiří Suchánek – digital synthesis, MAX/MSP, concept
Angakok Thoth – analog modular synthesis
Sound of Matter – sonification of atom data

World premiere of a new collaboration project of two known sound artists. The base material for the formation of all the sounds are spectral lines of atoms converted into frequencies of tens to hundreds of oscillators of additive synthesis. Each element generates a unique sound spectrum, which is further transformed and modulated by numbers of the Mendeleev Periodic Table of Elements. The project attempts to convert the chemical and physical logic into musical one.

Music as a chemical reaction.

The project is the result of a Jiri Suchanek’s residency with the support of the International Visegrad Fund at A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture, where he worked on the development of an “atomic sound synthesis”. For further musical cooperation he has invited Angakok Thoth, Slovak artist who would refill otherwise strictly digitally generated sound with analog synthesis and processes in his modular synthesizer.


A4 - Space for Contemporary Culture
Karpatská 2 (YMCA Building)