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Data Sonification Test Bed for a Climate Symphony
Fri 21 October 2016, 12:00 – 16:00 BST
Climate Symphony is a project by Leah Borromeo and Katharine Round of Disobedient Films with composer Jamie Perera that turns hard data on climate change into a symphony, telling the story of climate change through sound. Take part in the first participatory lab at ONCA and learn more about Climate Symphony while generating and composing sound and music that will become part of the exhibition.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE WORKSHOP:
An introduction to the project and discussion about data and the process of sonification
Discussion of issues, which ones to choose and how best to represent them through sound
The opportunity to play/record this sound under the guidance of Jamie Perera and Leah Borromeo, which will then become a new version of the ‘Climate Symphony’.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD TO BRING:
Laptops/tablets/equipment to search the internet with – any problems with this then let us know?
An idea of what conversation about climate change you want to have. Not just what you want to hear sonified, but the story you want to tell – is this migration, animal extinction, weather patterns etc. etc.?
If you have them them please bring datasets and their sources (we can advise if you’d like to know more). If you are able to conduct due diligence, can you stand it up?
Musical skill and ability not required but if you have any at any level please raise your hand!!
This workshop forms part of Sites and Citations, organised by Hemera Collective at ONCA, Centre of Arts and Ecology, an exhibition that brings together artists, film-makers, composers and academics who use research-led practice to interrogate the different modes of sharing and interpreting information and ideas relating to public space. In the context of the theme of Brighton Photo Fringe 2016 – the commons – and exhibiting in a space dedicated to the intersection of art and ecology, we will be considering these ideas through explorations of data and land ownership, the relationship between labour and resources, the spaces of activism and how we define our public space. With works including Ruth Beale, Marie Yates, Sandra Lahire and Leah Borromeo and Katharine Round of Disobedient Films with composer Jamie Perera.