The Cavendish: A Tone Poem

The Cavendish: A Tone Poem

The Cavendish: A Tone Poem

event Saturday, September 23, 2023 schedule 3.00pm - 4.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
event Saturday, September 23, 2023 schedule 3.00pm - 4.00pm BST
  • Ain Bailey
New sonic work by Ain Bailey, Cavendish Arts Science Fellow at Girton College 2022-23
In-person | Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Colleges, Museums and collections, Science and technology
The Chapel | View details

This new composition will incorporate the bleeps, pings, drones and other worldly sounds of different labs and equipment at the Cavendish Laboratory for Physics, including the helium liquifier and helium microscope. 

For the live performances in Girton College Chapel, a vocalist will respond to the recorded material. 

The work is Ain Bailey’s response to time spent visiting the Cavendish Laboratory and meeting a wide range of physicists during the Fellowship. 

For more information about The Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship please visit The Cavendish: A Tone Poem | Girton College (  


Please note that filming/photography will be talking place at this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings may be used for College publicity purposes, including the website. If you do not wish to be photographed/filmed, please inform the photographer or event organiser.


Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey is a composer, artist and DJ, based in London. She was selected as the Cavendish Art Science Fellow at Girton College 2022-23 from an international open call. Her practice explores sonic autobiographies and the constellation of sounds that form individual and community identities. Her compositions encompass field recordings and found sounds and are often inspired by reflections on silence and absence, feminist activism and architectural acoustics, particularly of urban spaces. She has developed numerous collaborations with performance, sonic and visual artists, creating multi-channel and mixed media installations and soundtracks for moving images, live performance and dance.

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The Chapel
Girton College
United Kingdom


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