creative art using quantum computing

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original webdesign by Kendall Strautman

Quantum Synth

a quantum computing based synthesizer


qc-enabled VFX for a realtime visual programming environment


serving dynamic scores to any browser enabled device

The QAC Toolkit

The Quantum-computing Aided Composition Toolkit for Max.

more on Github

The Gedanken Room (2021)

Omar Costa Hamido - director
Grant Speich - cinematographer
G. Blake Harrison-Lane - audio engineer
Feature film and dissertation recital. Premiere: June 9, 2021.

Second Cornerstone

Niloufar Shiri - kamâncheh
Omar Costa Hamido - music stands

Telematic Entanglements

Will Vinson (AUS) - alto saxophone
Kristina Raymond (US) - drums
Omar Costa Hamido (US) - electronics

4 Disklavier preludes

Waeli Wang - dance
Omar Costa Hamido - saxophone, programming


JNTHN Stein - electronics
Omar Costa Hamido - video, saxophones, programming

Hamido, Omar Costa, Giovanni Amedeo Cirillo, and Edoardo Giusto. 2020. “Quantum Synth: A Quantum-Computing-Based Synthesizer.” In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Audio Mostly, 265–268. AM ’20. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3411109.3411135.

Oshiro, Scott, and Omar Costa Hamido. 2020. “A Quantum-Classical Network for Beat-Making Performance.” Journal of Network Music and Arts 2 (1). https://commons.library.stonybrook.edu/jonma/vol2/iss1/4.

Hamido, Omar Costa. 2022. “QAC: Quantum-Computing Aided Composition.” In Quantum Computer Music. https://arxiv.org/abs/2202.04215v1.

On this website you will find a small collection of works, papers, and software that are some of the contributions from the Adventures in Quantumland research project. This project was pursued by Omar Costa Hamido as the main research focus of his PhD in Music with emphasis in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology, at University of California, Irvine. Omar is a performer-composer-technologist and you can learn more about him here. Quantumland explores the implications of emerging paradigms in Quantum Computing (QC) for new modes of artistic creation. This research was sponsored by IBM and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.