Dark Matter is a record by Naked Dance (Stephen Rush, Jeremy Edwards, Andrew Bishop) that was created as part of Jeweled Net of the Vast Invisible, a University of Michigan MCubed Project. The project was an interdisciplinary collaboration between Greg Tarle (Department of Physics) Steve Rush (School of Music, Theatre and Dance), Jim Cogswell (Stamps School of Art and Design), Brian Nord (Fermilab) along with graduate students Jason Eaton (Computer Science) and Simon Alexander-Adams (Music, Theater, and Dance).
"Jeweled Net of the Vast Invisible is a visualization of the distribution of dark matter in the universe, based on data from a massive billion-particle computer simulation. As we travel through this space we see structures - halos, voids and filaments, which owe their existence to minute quantum fluctuations when the universe was first launched. These structures, amplified by inflation, propagated by sound and intensified by gravity, formed the invisible net that captured the matter that made up the first stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters, the “jewels” that we see as we look out on the universe today."
More information about the project can be found here.
Music by Naked Dance:
Stephen Rush - Jeremy Edwards - Andrew Bishop - Joe Fee. All compositions by Stephen Rush.
Jim Cogswell - visual image advisor, Gregg Tarle - physicist, researcher, Jason Eaton - visualization engineer, Brian Nord - physicist, researcher
Rishi Daftuar - chief engineer, Andrew Goulston - assistant engineer, Simon Alexander-Adams - assistant engineer
Mixing and Editing:
Rishi Daftuar, Jeremy Edwards
Record Assembly and Editing:
Simon Alexander-Adams, Jeremy Edwards