26 June – Big Bang Yorkshire & Humber, Bass in Your Face

Date: 26th June 2018

Location: Doncaster Racecourse

Bass in your Face shows performed by Steve Summers throughout the day:

Noisy Toys invented bass in 1997 and since then it has proven very popular, but why does it make us feel so good? To find out we will fill the space with lovely bass vibrations using our hacked hard drive bass generators. This will send lentils flying, puff out clouds of flour and turn corn flour into dancing goop. We will take a tour of the frequency spectrum from gut-shaking bass to nasty squeaky treble and discover at what point our ears conk out (bad news there, adults).
This is not a passive stage show! Brave participants will be required for a Nose Test, as well as opportunities to volunteer to come on the stage to help with demonstrations. Everyone will have a chance to become participants at the end in the infamous ‘Bass Buzz’ (feel 1000 watts of bass power through your fingers). Everyone can also get a close-up look at the mysterious Cymatics patterns produced by sound in water and the non-Newtonian Goop monsters dancing to the bass; they too like to boogie to the funky bass BOOOOM!


Themes of the show
– Electromagnetism as related to loudspeaker design and music technology
– Music as a wave signal that is reproduced through various energy conversions
– Bass as a powerful musical effect, produced by electronic or acoustic instruments
– vibrations of different materials and acoustics
– wave properties, longitudinal & latitudinal waves