Tune Into Data
From Claire Sowton on January 27th, 2021
Do you want to find out more about how the music you listen to creates data patterns? These data patterns; who is listening to what, where and how, can be used by the music industry and individual artists to inform the marketing, touring and creative decisions they make.
Music can also be used to represent data patterns in a variety of creative ways. What happens if you take climate change data and create a symphony from it or if every time a Wikipedia page is updated a sound is made, what would these sound like? What other ways can sonification be used to represent data creatively and meaningfully?
This seminar focuses on some practical approaches that use the theme of music to explore data within the curriculum. It looks at a data sonification project that was undertaken recently with a large local secondary schools and introduce a set of classroom resources from the Data Education in Schools team that focus on personal music preferences and the questions that can be asked of music datasets. We also hear from David Corbell, singer/songwriter, who discovered some interesting and surprising things about his own listeners from the data available to him as an artist.
Professor Judy Robertson hosts Craig Steele, David Corbell, Jo Spiller, Kate Farrell and Jenni Doonan to talk about Data and Music.
Find out more about Data Education in Schools at https://dataschools.education/