MATRIXSYNTH: Synth Rorschach #70

Friday, August 30, 2019

Synth Rorschach #70

via @auralhistories, via symmetry

184 cyclotron found by Hainbach

"In May 2019, a Berlin-based, classically-trained symphony composer with a fondness for converting old scientific gear into musical instruments posted to a discussion forum: 'Any nuclear scientists here? 184[-inch] cyclotron question.'

In a single photo, he presented a mystery: His latest find was a ’70s-era piece of equipment labeled a 'LOCK-IN AMPLIFIER' featuring analogue displays, four dials of varying sizes, and a neat blue sticker label reading '184' CLYCLOTRON, BLDG. 80, RM. 121, EXT. 5467.” Could anyone help him find the story behind it?

Stefan Paul Goetsch, who uses the name Hainbach when creating electronic music, posted the plea hoping the equipment might be traceable via the label. He had no idea that blue sticker would provide a clear connection to a major piece of scientific history..."

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