Published October 5, 2023 | Version v1
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Sonifying Quantum Superpositions by Correlating State Probability to Rhythmic Density

  • 1. ROR icon Indiana University Bloomington


In this paper we propose to sonify a superposition of quantum states, by using rhythmic density (e.g. faster rhythms) to represent probability amplitudes. Typical sonifications of quantum superpositions assign a different musical pitch to each state and correlate the probability of each state to the respective pitch's loudness. However, this has problems of quantifiability, which we hope to rectify with our approach. With our sonification methods, we hope to help listeners obtain an intuitive understanding of the probabilitistic nature of quantum systems. Herein we present an overview of our approach and a discussion of how it compares to prior work and other quantum sonification methods. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of our work and conclude by outlining areas for future development and research.



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