creative art using quantum computing

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    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.