Where music matters

Sat 28 May 2022 - Sun 29 May 2022


Create your own music from (deep)space or wall street / Learn the principles of sonification (Esch2022)
Venue : Skip (Belval) - Seated Doors : 10:30
Promoter : Rocklab

Free entry


Practical Info

Doors : 10:30
Show : 10:30

The workshop is part of the Artist Residency Program of the The Sound of Data, a collaborative project by The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), the Centre de Musiques Amplifiées – Rockhal, the University of Luxembourg, and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in the framework of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022.

Apply for the Artist Residency here or simply get your free ticket(s) by clicking on the above button (extra limited capacity!)



How can abstract scientific data such as data originating from (deep)space, our solar system (for example data from NASA’s GOES or from financial systems be used in an innovative way to compose, perform music or create multimedia installations?

In this first session you’ll learn the basic principles of data sonification, interactive sound synthesis, algorithmic music composition and sound design.
The workshop is open to everyone: novices, curious minds, musicians, sound sculptors, artists, scientists…

Workshop program:
– Background and general introduction to data sonification
– Introduction into basic principles of sound synthesis
General introduction into Max4Live
Gathering data to be used for sonification
Perform offline sonification of data

Workshop speaker:
Valery Vermeulen cuts a unique presence in the world of music. Holding a Phd in pure mathematics from Ghent University (BE) and an MA in music production from the Royal Conservatory of Ghent (BE), he is passionate about the convergence of art and science. Driven by a raw curiosity, a fascination with the very nature of reality and a determination to test boundaries in sound synthesis, Vermeulen’s music evolves tirelessly in its exploration of innovative generative sound synthesis and sound design. His experiments range from using AI in his Emo-Synth project – exploring the connections between music and emotions at the Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM, Ghent University) to working with Prof. Dr. Thomas Hertog, former colleague and long time collaborator of Stephen Hawking to use gravitational wave data from black holes and translate it into an emotive journey to the stars. More info here.


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