The Geiger Synthesizer
My current, and ongoing, work is with sound and electronics – I’ve become besotted with it!
I’m teaching myself how to make analogue synthesizers and also using Arduino and raspberry Pi’s.
HOW IT WORKS
The synthesizer is attached to a Geiger counter, (bottom right) to a VCO, which is a Voltage Controlled Oscillator.
When radiation is registered by the Geiger counter, it triggers the VCO to make the noise which I’ve adapted to make sound like it’s travelling through space, a sort of doppler effect!
A Geiger Counter detects background radiation, this can come from natural sources like cosmic rays from space, some types of rock, or radon gas. It can also come from artificial sources like x-rays and nuclear power.