Electronic Music And Sound Art At Brown

blevin blectum (3.9) Check out “Acoustic Alchemy and Data Transmutation,” an exploration of experimental approaches to data sonification and the investigation of the ways in which data is transformed through artistic practice, featuring artist talks and performances by Jeff Carey, Marcus Schmickler, and Steve Roden.

Data sonification is a form of “auditory display” wherein data is converted to sound to aid in scientific understanding. Time-tested examples of data sonification include the Geiger counter and electrocardiogram (ECG) machines. However, this field has begun to expand rapidly in recent years, and the use of data sonification may be found throughout scientific study, and is potentially useful wherever patterns in complex data might need to be revealed.

Best blurb from Mr. Carey’s own website: “I never have understood this genre and never will.” — Blackaudio.

Additional performances by Idle hands and Blevin Blectum (pictured here). Mr. Carey will also be speaking at 5pm.

Free performance, 8pm, Saturday, March 9, Grant Recital Hall, Brown University, enter through wall on Hope Street just south of Benevolent Street

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