Create your own music from (deep)space - Workshop by Valery Vermeulen

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La Bourse Namur

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Working with solar data from NASA's GOES and turn this into sound and music using the open source platform Pure Data.

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Create your own music from (deep)space

Did you ever wonder how the universe would sound like if you could hear it and if it is possible to make music with it and if so how this can be practically done? In this workshop you will learn allabout it and much more.

Central theme of the workshop is how abstract scientific data such as for example data originating from (deep)space (emitted by various astrophysical objects such as nebula, pulsars, stars,... ) can be used in an innovative way to compose, perform music or create multimedia installations. To this end the focus will be put onto the two creative practices that make this possible: data sonification and interactive sound synthesis. With data sonification we hereby understand the rapidly expanding

field of transforming any given numerical abstract data into sound. Interactive sound synthesis on the other hand encompasses all synthesis techniques where the generated sound is being influenced by one or more external data sources.

For the workshop at KIKK we'll be working with solar data from NASA's GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Sattelite ; https://www.nasa.gov/content/goes, https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/observations) and turn this into sound and music using the open source platform Pure Data.

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The workshop is open to everyone. Open to novices, curious minds, musicians, sound sculpters, artists, scientists,… No experience or technical pre knowledge required. All the concepts and methods in this workshop will be explained in a hands on and practical way.

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• Laptop and headphone

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By Valery Vermeulen

Dr. Valery Vermeulen is electronic musician, music producer, mathematician, new media artist, author and visiting professor at Erasmus University College in Brussels where he teaches on multimedia art and technology.

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La Bourse Namur

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5000 Namur

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