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Tinguely Entangled: A Quantum Symphony at the World Economic Forum

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Following its critically acclaimed debut in March 2023, the NCCR SPIN outreach concert “Tinguely Entangled” saw a repeat performance (in chamber format) at the World Economic Forum 2024 in Davos as part of the Global Quantum Economy round table.

How can art and music help us understand the mysteries of quantum physics? This was the question that inspired the NCCR SPIN outreach concert “Tinguely Entangled”, a spectacular combination of the quantum physicists with the artistic expressions of composer Linda Leimane and visual artist Luca Scarzella. 

Tinguely Entangled had its successful debut at the Museum Tinguely in Basel on March 25th 2023 and received a standing ovation from the sold-out audience. It was later described by the the Basler Zeitung as “nothing other than revolutionary” [1] and featured on SRF Tagesschau (the Swiss national evening news) [2]. 

Following this success, “Tinguely Entangled” was invited to perform at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024 in Davos as part of a “Global Quantum Economy” round table co-hosted by Quantum Delta NL and Sandbox AQ, in partnership with the Interfinity festival.

The performance of the modified c.20 minute “chamber” version of the concert was embedded within a session of lively discussions about the future of quantum technology with speakers such as Micky Adriaansens (Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) and Jean-Christophe Laloux (Director General at the European Investment Bank), amongst many others.

Picture: Dr Henry Legg (Georg H Endress fellow in the Klinovaja group) performs during Tinguely Entangled at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Photo: Dr Joel Hutchinson).