herbig-haro object HH212 _ Olivier Pasquet _2019
herbig-haro object hh212 _ Olivier Pasquet _2019




Creation on November 21st 2019 at the huddersfield music festival; broadcasted on BBC 3 on Dec 6th 2019 and shown at the national taiwan museum of fine arts from march 14th 2020.

A Musicologic analysis of the piece by the brilliant musicologist Jacob Hart is available here.

Man is dust only, the feather duster is hold by himself. This thought points up many subjective inner convolutions like Kurt Gödel‘s incompleteness theorem, and further, Werner Heisenberg‘s uncertainty principle. These loop also matter beyond science and entail self-conscience into existence.

Herbig–Haro, HH, immerses the audience into a rhythmic dust storm. Particles aggregate together making a central sonic sculpture. Individual listeners are free to move around and hear different perspectives. This intangible generative object manipulates millions of grains set together according to sonic characteristics that fit the best a time and spatial position. The piece therefore uses the FluComa tools from the huddersfield university.

The piece is normally 24 minutes long and was composed for 12, or 24 speakers. It exists an ambisonic version.

Special thanks to the FluComa team: Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Owen Green, Gerard Roma, Alex Harker, Jacob Hart, Frédéric Dufeu.

Herbig-Haro in Taichung Olivier Pasquet _2020
herbig–haro with its dedicated ambisonic system presented at the national taiwan museum of fine arts


herbig–haro performance at the huddersfield music festival 2019