This event marked the launch of “The Sound of Data – Science meets Music”, a collaborative Esch2022 project, led by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), the Centre de Musiques Amplifiées Rockhal, the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). The Sound of Data aims at creating bridges between the worlds of science, technology, music, and art.
Some 800 visitors stopped throughout the afternoon. Participants were able to discover the many connections between science and music through interactive workshops and performances.
In parallel, Rockhal’s Club, offered a programme more geared towards scientists, musicians, and artists. Highlights here included:
- A futuristic keynote by cyborg-artist Neil Harbisson, followed by a performance of Neil and Pol Lombarte, another cyborg-artist, who translated the heartbeats of the audience into colours and sounds.
- A lecture-performance by Valery Vermeulenabout data sonification: Music, (deep) space and black holes.
- And a panel discussion about creative ways for scientists, musicians and artists to work with data”, featuring Cristian Vogel, Dr Alexandra Supper, Dr Nuria Bonet, and Cédric Fischer.