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“Tinguely Entangled”

a one-of-a-kind Music+Physics collaboration

To celebrate the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan, the Embassy of Switzerland in cooperation with Interfinity, the interdisciplinary and innovative music festival in Basel, are holding a special art x science performance “Tinguely Entangled”, a musical and visual sensory experience of the world of cutting-edge quantum physics (open to the public, free admission).

Switzerland and Japan share common goals in science, technology and innovation and are investing in this important strategic area: in October 2023, an international Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) was signed to strengthen existing Swiss-Japanese relations in all research fields, including quantum science. Now, the Science and Technology Office Tokyo (STO) of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, together with the RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC), is co-organising a three-day symposium "Swiss-Japanese Quantum Symposium 2024" to further promote collaboration between Swiss and Japanese experts in this field (June 5-7, 2024, University of Tokyo).

On the final day, June 7, an art and science open public performance, 'Tinguely Entangled,' will be held, in a cooperation with Interfinity, an interdisciplinary and innovative music festival in Basel.

Step into a realm where art and science converge in a mesmerizing display of creativity and exploration. "Tinguely Entangled" is not just a performance; it's an immersive journey into the heart of quantum physics, brought to life through visionary artistry and groundbreaking scientific insights. “Tinguely Entangled” is designed by Swiss pianist and Interfinity director Lukas Loss, in collaboration with University of Basel based NCCR SPIN scientist Henry Legg with contributions of physicists Arianna Nigro, Rafael Eggli, Valerii Kozin, and Jung-Ching Liu. The aim of the performance is to unveil the basis of quantum computing to a broader audience through central concepts of quantum physics – superposition, entanglement, coherence, tunneling. The five physicists recite the story on stage and through videos, while live music and visual arts illustrate the content. The whole performance manages to create a unique experience mixing sound and visual arts, as well as live and electronic music.

Tinguely Entangled

Date: June 7, 2024 (Fri) at 19:00
Venue: Seihoku Gallery, Yayoi Auditorium Annex, University of Tokyo
Organizer: Embassy of Switzerland in Japan / Vitatlity.Swiss , Interfinity
Inquiries: Science and Technology Office Tokyo (STO) tokyo.science@eda.admin.ch 

Registration: https://stofficetokyo.ch/registration-tinguely-entangled (free admission upon registration)

Project credit:

Linda Leimane, composition
Luca Scarzella, video art (video post production: Michele Innocente)

Lukas Loss, concept and curation
Henry Legg and Lukas Loss, script

Henry Legg, Rafael Eggli, Arianna Nigro, Valerii Kozin and
Jung-Ching Liu

Ensemble Nomad & Anna Gagane (clarinet)

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