Project: Data Sonification

This project catalogues ways that use sound to ‘visualise’ (aka: sonify) data. That may sound really abstract and complicated, but pop over to the site and you might be surprised. What’s fascinating about this area is that it crosses over science, sound/music and art.

One of my favourites, that brings data sonifcation to life, is the Royal Festival Hall’s singing glass lift by Martin Creed, Work 409. It was installed in 2005 and is still taking visitors up and down the six levels of the building. Bringing smiles to everyone who gets in. As Word 409 producer, Neill Quinton, explained: “Aurally, you’re hearing a complete representation of what is going on spatially.”

The project has it’s own Twitter account: @DataSonify.