The students of the Master in Data Design have been experimenting with a series of objects that they have turned into sound artefacts to be exhibited at Sónar, Barcelona’s electronic and experimental music festival. During the workshop, taught by Marçal Cid and Pol Valverde of Domestic Data Streamers, the students used every day and familiar sounds to transform them into clicks, vibrations and drums, demonstrating how the sounds we know can connect us with what we don’t know.
Starting from a specific theme, each student collected data and chose a representative object to serve as an instrument. Throughout the three workshops, the students worked in groups to create different pieces that were finally combined into a single sound experience. The data sonification workshop explored the intersection of data, objects and sound in a powerful and creative way. The students have learned new languages and techniques to transform data into sound experiences, opening up new channels of communication and data storytelling.
The exhibition will be at Sónar+D from Wednesday 14 until Saturday 17 June, all day until 8 p.m.