Two Trains: Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway by Data-Driven DJ aka Brian Foo: The goal of this song is to emulate a ride on the New York City Subway’s 2 Train through three boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. At any given time, the quantity and dynamics of the song’s instruments correspond to the median household income of that area. For example, as you pass through a wealthier area such as the Financial District, the instruments you hear in the song will increase in quantity, volume, and force. Stylistically, I want the song to exhibit the energy and orderly chaos of the NYC subway system itself. (more…)
Archive for the ‘sonification’ Category
Radius Episode 56: Martin Howse’s Carrier/Container/Detektor in coordination with current space weather forecast conditions on October 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, and 26 at 10:00 pm CST. Broadcast locally (Chicago, IL) on 88.9-FM with a secondary stream online.
Martin Howse is occupied with an artistic investigation of the links between the earth (geophysical phenomena), software, and the human psyche (psychogeophysics), proposing a return to animism within a critical misuse of scientific technology. (more…)
Turbulence.org, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, and ISSUE Project Room present: L-Carrier — A Networked Installation and Performance by Eli Keszler :: Performance: June 7, 2012; 7:00 - 8:00 pm :: Installation: June 7-23, 2012 :: Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street, New York + Turbulence.org [Needs Safari, Firefox or Chrome; and Speakers/Headphones].
From June 7-23, composer-percussionist Eli Keszler transforms Eyebeam’s Project Space with L-Carrier, a large-scale, mechanical stringed instrument that will immerse audiences in rich harmonies and sparse, multi-directional rhythms. Fluid, dynamic acoustic sounds will push and pull against the installation’s sonic control. The website displays the piece’s evolving visual data score, and streams real-time audio from the physical environment. (more…)
Sound Art. Sound as a Medium of Art with works by John Cage, La Monte Young, Rolf Julius, Timo Kahlen, Steve Roden, Carsten Nicolai, Ryoji Ikeda, Iannis Xenakis and more :: March 17, 2012 – January 6, 2013 :: Opening: March 16, 2012; 7:00 pm :: ZKM_Foyer, Lorenzstraße 19, D-76135 Karlsruhe, Germany. (more…)
Visual and sound artist Carrie Bodle will create a five-channel sound installation and sewing performance sonifying data from an ecosystem model developed by UW oceanographic scientist Dr. Neil Banas. Sound is translated from data, then visualized and made tactile by the artist embroidering the combined waveform into a continuous sound wave.
This computer model simulates the growth and consumption of plankton in the ocean ecosystem along the Washington coast during summer 2005. The five sound channels broadcast five dimensions in this data: (more…)
Issue Project Room premieres a live performance of R. Luke Dublois’ Hard Data and presents works by Tony Conrad, David Soldier, and Brad Garton — performed by the Mivos String Quartet :: June 25, 2009; 8:00 - 11:00 pm :: Issue Project Room, At the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY.
Turbulence Commission: Hard Data by R. Luke DuBois [Needs Flash plugin and speakers; wait for data to load] Hard Data is a data-mining, sonification, and visualization project that uses statistics from the American military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq as source material for an interactive audiovisual composition based around an open-source “score” of events. (more…)
AC [Institute Direct Chapel] presents Tone and Temperament :: June 18 - July 18, 2009 :: Opening: June 18; 6:00 - 8:00 pm :: AC [Institute Direct Chapel], 547 W. 27th St, 5th Floor, #519-529, New York, NY.
Tone and Temperament is a group-exhibition that considers the temporal and expandable material of sound. Curated by Sophie Landres and in collaboration with the eight participating artists, this exhibition concentrates on sound as a condition for personal, social, political and metaphysical experience. In addition to the permanent fixtures in the gallery, performances will be scheduled to occur throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Tone and Temperament was conceived as an opportunity to explore literal and conceptual ideas of harmony versus discordance and innocence versus criminality that subsist within the framework of conflicting social norms and art historical precedents. (more…)
Electronic Music Foundation presents Sound in the Frying Pan — Eight sound artists board the lightship Frying Pan for a three-day event of site-specific compositions :: May 15, 2009; 7:00 pm; May 16, 17; 12:00 - 9:00 pm :: Lightship Frying Pan, Pier 66, West Side Highway (at 26th Street), New York City.
Jessica Feldman’s Sirens plays off the conflict between warning sailors, the original function of the lightship, and the natural seduction of sound :: Melissa Clarke, Ben Owen and Shimpei Takeda’s Underfoot recreates the bottom of the Hudson River within the ship with projections, sound and reflective materials composed of geographical data. (more…)
Turbulence Commission: Hard Data by R. Luke DuBois [Needs Flash plugin and speakers; wait for data to load] Hard Data is a data-mining, sonification, and visualization project that uses statistics from the American military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq as source material for an interactive audiovisual composition based around an open-source “score” of events. Using Xenakis’ understanding of formalized music as a starting point, DuBois draws upon a variety of statistical data ranging from the visceral (civilian deaths, geospatial renderings of military actions) to the mundane (fiscal year budgets for the war) to generate a dataset that can be used for any number of audiovisual compositions. (more…)