Telling Stories With Data & Music
I've just published an article for Nightingale, the Journal of the Data Visualization Society, on the new approach to sonification that we're taking with Loud Numbers. Here's an snippet:
Our goal is to create something that not only tells a series of compelling data stories, but is also a pleasure to listen to. We wanted to know if we could hit a sweet spot where we communicate the story and also make something that sounds beautiful, something you’d press play on more than once.
We’ve found a lot of fresh creative landscapes to explore. Our sonifications are full-length tracks that nod to established musical genres — we’re sonifying climate change data as Nordic-style techno, the history of EU laws as baroque counterpoint, and the taste of beer using jazz chords.
You can read the whole thing here.