Creative Sonification with Margaret Schedel and Kelly Snook

This workshop explores music as an investigative tool by presenting techniques for immersive sonification and visualization of data, representing information with sound.

Sonification seeks a better understanding large amount of data, or theoretical models, through sound. Kelly Snook and Margaret Schedel will introduce you to the emerging field of Investigative Music and provide you with data and tools for sonifying and visualizing intrinsic harmonies in the cosmos.

Using principles of psychoacoustics/music perception, 3D/immersive audio, VR/AR, and new audiovisual composition techniques, participants will experiment with different ways of mapping data to music in a way that allows the music enhances scientific understanding and enables new discoveries.

Some knowledge of sound design, Max for Live (or other programming language such as Pure Data or Supercollider), and experience with music software will be helpful. Please bring your own laptop and headphones, along with any portable controller you'd like to use. 

Workshops are for small groups and require pre-registration. Workshops are only accessible if you have a ticket which includes access to the Workshops and Studio Sessions program – for information, check the FAQ. Registration will open on October 16.

Date & Location

Ivar Brickbox


Kelly Snook

Kelly Snook

Professor Kelly Snook is a music producer, sound designer, aerospace engineer and data sonification researcher based between Brighton, UK and Portland, US.

Margaret Schedel

Margaret Schedel

Dr. Margaret Anne Schedel composes, builds, and performs ferociously interactive media.