Spectacle : 20:00
“Visualization” has long been used to present all kinds of data. Information is translated into size, shape, colour, and more. “Sonification” is basically visualizing for the ears. You take a data set, some kind of information, and create sounds with it. The “Sound of Data” project will be using scientific data – traffic data, historical data, data from crowdsourcing art and 3D body scan data – to generate sounds, which will then be used by musicians to compose new tracks and be performed live on stage on the 3rd of December 2022, followed by performances by Valery Vermeulen and the headliner: Max Cooper. Many know Belval as the place where research happens, where data, the main driver of science, is generated, where students hang out. And many (others) know Belval as the place to go if you want to play music or hang out listening to music. But how often do these two worlds really meet and communicate? The Sound of Data project stands for creating bridges between these two worlds, for openness, for curious encounters, for blending scientific and musical creativity. The Sound of Data is where science meets music. The Sound of Data is a collaborative project between Rockhal / Rocklab, the Luxembourg National Research Fund, the University of Luxembourg, and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology as part of ESCH22 About: Max Cooper Few have been so successful in interrogating and furthering the intersection between electronic music, visual art, technology and science in the past decade as Max Cooper. Working with collaborators and large-scale institutions like the Barbican, Zaha Hadid Architects and Dolby, Cooper has developed a mixed-media approach to creation. Whether walk-through light installations, groundbreaking use of immersive sound, or club-ready techno releases, Cooper’s output of electronic exploration makes use of available technology while referencing that which came before it, and does so in a human way. At the core, Max Cooper’s mission as a musician, a DJ and an interdisciplinary artist is all about provoking a greater understanding. About: Valery Vermeulen Valery Vermeulen is a Belgian electronic musician, music producer, mathematician, new media artist, author, guest professor at KASK-Conservatory-School of Arts (Ghent, BE) and researcher at the Department of Mathematics – Computer Science at University of Antwerp (Antwerp, BE). Since 2004 Vermeulen has been working on various interactive multimedia projects. Topics in his work cover a broad range of disciplines including algorithmic music composition, (generative) sound synthesis, affective computing, artificial intelligence, biofeedback & psychofysiology, creative evolutionary systems design, astrophysics, theoretical physics, econometrics and data sonification.