Bernd Kistenmacher Antimatter


1 - Preparations
2 - Rising
3 - Caverns Of Knowledge
4 - Injection
5 - Acceleration
6 - Filling The Emptiness
7 - They Call It Soup !
8 - On The Shoulders Of ATLAS
9 - What's The Matter ?
10 - It Doesn't Matter ?
11 - Large Hadron Collider
12 - Where Is Higgs ?

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Some words from Rolf Landua

One of the most incredible achievements of the human brain is its ability to imagine worlds beyond our sensory experience. Our thoughts can travel through space and time, from the smallest to the largest dimensions, and back in time to the origins of the Universe. Scientists have gone on this voyage and brought back a surprising and beautiful picture of the basic ingredients of our physical world. 
The power of imagination is a necessary tool for scientists to enter into a world where mass and energy can be freely exchanged. Albert Einstein, the father of the most famous formula of all times, E = mc2, said: “I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” 
Art and Science have many things in common, and they are complementary. The artist can freely transgress the Laws of Nature, and provide inspiration to others. The scientist needs inspiration to expand the limits of its own imagination.
The title of Bernd Kistenmacher's inspiring new album is ‘Antimatter’. The theoretical concept of ‘antimatter’, proposed by Paul Dirac in 1928, has been proven experimentally in 1932. Antimatter seems to be the exact mirror image of matter, and equally stable: a universe made of antimatter would be indistinguishable from ours. But bring a piece of matter and antimatter together, and they will destroy each other in a flash of energy. This must have happened just after the Big Bang - and if the symmetry between matter and antimatter would have been perfect, our Universe should now be filled with radiation only. But our existence shows that there must have been a tiny, yet unknown difference!
I let you ponder about this question while listening to the music in this album.  Let the music of Bernd Kistenmacher inspire you to think about the smallest pieces of our Universe and the question why we are here today.

Rolf Landua is doing research of antimatter since 1980 at CERN. He is one of the initiators of the “Antimatter-Factory” (AD) and is head of the ATHENA-experiment which first produced millions of antimatter-atoms in 2002. His book “Am Rande der Dimension” describes generally understandable the targets of the CERN-research and is part of his commitment, to bring modern physics to a public understanding.

Muenster - Planetarium - 14.01.2012 : Antimatter LIVE !

Under the title "How neutrons and neutrinos translate into crotchets and quavers", the "CERN Bulletin" - the official press organ of CERN - reports about the creation of "Antimatter" and Bernd's cooperation with CERN physicist Rolf Landua
Please click "here", if you like to read the full report

And here is the trailer !

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And here is the Official Trailer, from MellowJet Records



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© Dominique Pelletier

With „Antimatter“ I finished a cycle which I call „Trilogy of the Universe“. What started with “Celestial Movements” (a soundtrack for the stars) and continued with “Beyond The Deep” (a musical examination of the question of genesis) is now finished with “Antimatter”. The steps of the musical development are predestined: from huge to small and from the “here and now” to the roots of existence.
The big bang in the laboratory is the musical theme of “Antimatter”. And it is not any laboratory but the LHC, the Large Hadron Collider. This “world's biggest machine” was built to answer the question of genesis. What happened a pico-second after the big bang? What happened before? Can this moment be re-enacted in the laboratory? To understand it (at least a little bit) I was supported and advised by Rolf Landua, physicist at CERN - the European organisation for nuclear research in Geneva. Many thanks for this.
In a massive experiment energy become matter. They say: opposites attract. But often they destroy each other. This happen if matter and antimatter colide and annihilate in a bright light. Now energy become music.
Technically electronic sound structures themselves alternate with symphonic textures, which eventually condense into a "big bang". The album ends as it began: a simple sound like a small energy source. I have always considered my compositions with human aspects. How do we deal with each other when we "collide" ? Do we complement each other or do we exist only to wipe out each other? "Antimatter" can not give answers to that, but only wants to interpret the energies that dominate us and make us sometimes forget the essential: we all come from a creative act!
In memory of my father.


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