Listen to these data-driven music examples created for our Sound Of Data project using TwoTone. The traffic data piece has been made by Steve Allen and the COVID-19 sonification by Oliver Glassl. Using Traffic to make Music In this composition we have used a synth to represent the traffic flow on road B40, which passes directly by the Belval campus. The higher the pitch the greater the amount of traffic. An arpeggiated bass was used to demonstrate the fluctuations in traffic speed. And a rising scale was used to denote the time of day that the data was sampled. The [...]
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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 [...]
Today we would like to highlight "The Art of Sound Walking", an interesting project led by Trond Maag and Andres Bosshard. As part of Esch2022, Trond and Andres invite you to discover Esch’s characteristic acoustic environment through the project “Walking, Listening and Recomposing Everyday Sounds of Esch”. The project will open on 2 May 2022 at 15:00, in the presence of Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Trond Maag and Andres Bosshard. Meeting point: Belval, Avenue du Rock’n Roll (bus stop) Project information: here Register: here You can also sign up for a guided tour on [...]
Listen in to learn more about The Sound of Data and about our launch event on May 1st: https://today.rtl.lu/media/podcasts/a/1902568.html
Neil Harbisson is colour-blind but can hear colours with the help of an implanted antenna. The world's first official cyborg will demonstrate how he uses this technique at the Rockhal on 1 May. Neil was born with achromatopsia. This means that he only sees the world in black, white and grey tones. In 2004, the Briton underwent an operation: he had a chip with an antenna implanted in the back of his head. As a result, Neil Harbisson still cannot see the colours, but he can hear them. The antenna detects the colours of his surroundings, which are then [...]
"Science meets Music": Sounds from data, music from lightning and a colour-hearing cyborg On 1 May, the Esch2022 project "Science meets Music" will officially launch at the Rockhal: an event for the whole family and… perhaps a unique opportunity to hear a black hole. How can an image be converted into sound? Can you really tell if a piece of music was created by a human or a computer? What is the science behind these sounds? How can you create lightning in rhythm using a Tesla coil? And what would happen if we met aliens? Would we be able to [...]
Ever tried to make music out of traffic data? If not, now is your chance. Including a live performance at the Rockhal. Participants should be a tad adventurous and, above all, open-minded. Because in The Sound of Data project, the approach to music is quite funky. Music is not played according to notes but based on data collected by scientists from different fields. This includes traffic and historical data, Covid-related data, data collected from 3D body scans as well as crowd-sourced art data. Valery Vermeulen, mathematician, and musician from Belgium as well as pioneer in the field of data [...]
Listen to the full interview: https://www.100komma7.lu/podcast/377355
On Sunday 1 May 2022, the FNR together with Rockhal, University of Luxembourg and LIST, organise a “science meets music” event at the Rockhal in Esch/Belval. It will be a small science fair, where the general public can discover interactive workshops that link science with music. We cannot do this without you: Scientists, science communicators, teachers, private individuals – get involved and submit your proposals for interactive workshops that mix science and music or that deal with data sonification! Deadline to submit is Monday, 24 January 2022. More information here: https://www.fnr.lu/the-sound-of-data-science-meets-music-call-for-workshop-proposals/?utm_source=social+media&utm_medium=LKN&utm_campaign=News