Heard on Data Stories 138: Turning data into sound
In this episode of data stories an interview with Hannah Davis, who creates music from data. Not just turning datapoints into audio features (pitch, type of instrument, tempo) but truly music.
Hannah takes positivity negativity, type of words and a transformation of words into emotions to translate into music:
The musical piece chronologically follows the novel. It uses the text data to determine the tempo, key, notes, octaves, etc. for the piece.
A beautiful example is here https://soundcloud.com/transprose/peter-pan
Made me think of the wonderful work of Thomas Levine
Data Stories: 138 | Turning Data into Sound with Hannah Davis http://datastori.es/turning-data-into-sound-with-hannah-davis
Hannah Davis’ site http://www.hannahishere.com/
Main project of books into music: http://www.musicfromtext.com/