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Title: Interactive Sonification of Weather Data for The Locust Wrath, a Multimedia Dance Performance
Authors: Lindborg, PerMagnus
Keywords: DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Performing arts
DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Music::Dance
DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Music::Compositions
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computer applications::Arts and humanities
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Lindborg, P. (2015). Interactive Sonification of Weather Data for The Locust Wrath, a Multimedia Dance Performance. Leonardo, in press.
Series/Report no.: Leonardo
Abstract: To work flexibly with the sound design for The Locust Wrath, a multimedia dance performance on the topic of climate change, we developed a software for interactive sonification of climate data. An open- ended approach to parameter mapping allowed tweaking and improvisation during rehearsals, resulting in a large range of musical expression. The sonifications represented weather systems pushing through South-East Asia in complex patterns. The climate was rendered as a piece of electroacoustic music, whose compositional form - gesture, timbre, intensity, harmony, spatiality - was determined by the data. The article discusses aspects of aesthetic sonification, reports the process of developing the present work, and contextualises the design decisions within theories of crossmodal perception and listening modes.
ISSN: 0024-094X
Schools: School of Art, Design and Media 
Rights: © Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press). This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Leonardo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press). It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [].
Fulltext Permission: open
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