“I like to think of [sonification] as finding the music in science.” -Mark Ballora
“Sonification” is basically visualizing for the ears. You take a data set, some kind of information, and create sounds with it.
For our “Sound of Data” project we will be using scientific data – traffic data, historical data, data from crowdsourcing art and 3D body scan data – to generate sounds, which will then be used by musicians to compose new tracks, and to be performed live on stage.
The Sound of Data will officially kick off on May 1st, 2022 at Rockhal with activities for families, tech geeks and musicians alike, and end, again at Rockhal, on December 3rd, 2022 with a musical extravaganza. But there will be many other activities throughout the year, with opportunities to actively contribute to our data collection, to attend hands-on workshops, and to learn more about sonification. Check out our events section to stay up to date.