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From Musifications to Intelligible Data Sonifications

Speaker: Chris Chafe
Date: Monday, April 27, 12pm
Location: ICT 516

Title: From Musifications to Intelligible Data Sonifications

Abstract: A dozen years of composing sonifications in collaboration with scientists, MD's and engineers have produced a range of art and insights bearing on measured phenomena. Data sources have included Internet traffic, greenhouse gas levels, ripening tomatoes, DNA sequences from synthesized biological parts, sea level rise, fracking signals and brain waves. The outcomes span concert music, gallery sound art and applications for practical monitoring devices. I will present examples of both real-time and non-realtime approaches and some of the first considerations in attempting to translate extra-musical data into music and sound.