Rockhal

Rockhal

Where music matters

Sat 03 December 2022

THE SOUND OF DATA feat. Max Cooper

Closing event (ESCH2022)
Venue : Rockhal Club - Standing Doors : 19:30 Support : Valery Vermeulen & more!
Promoter : Rocklab
From 12 €

Buy tickets

Electro/Clubbing

Practical Info

Doors : 19:30
Show : 20:00

SCHEDULE
20:00 Sound of Data Artists : All Reitz Reserved, Catherine Elsen, Hester-1, Mike Van Der Nahmer, Pol Belardi, Slumbergaze, Spudbencer, Tessy Troes, Timelord, Virgilio Fernandez, Willem Theerens
21:45 Valery Vermeulen
22:50 Max Cooper

About

“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 Esch2022.

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.

Valery Vermeulen

Valery Vermeulen is a Belgian electronic musician, mathematician, guest professor at KASK-Conservatory-School of Arts (Ghent, BE), guest lecturer at Master ArtScience KABK Den Hague (NL) 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, artificial intelligence, astrophysics, theoretical physics, econometrics and data sonification.
His work has been featured internationally in various online and offline news outlets, magazines and radio channels such as TechRadar, MusicRadar, BBC 6, The Wire UK, Electronic Sound Magazine, DJ Mag, MixMag, TraxMagazine, FutureMusic, Deutschland Funk, VRT NWS, and Radio Eins. In 2022 he received an Honorary Mention for the S+T+Arts Prize – Ars Electronica issued on behalf of the European Commission for the album Mikromedas AdS/CFT 001 which was released on the label Ash International, subsidiary of the renowned Touch label. His live set will feature visuals by talented artist Jaromir Mulders.

AND SHOW CASE OF 11 LOCALS & INTERNATIONALS ARTIST

  • ALL REITZ RESERVED – CATHERINE ELSEN – HESTER-1 – MIKE VAN DER NAHMER – POL BELARDI – SLUMBERGAZE – SPUDBENCER – TESSY TROES – TIMELORD – VIRGILIO FERNANDEZ – WILLEM THEERENS

 

      

Watch
the video

Artist links