Where music matters

Sat 25 June 2022 - Sun 26 Jun 2022


Create your own music from (deep)space or wall street / How to make music with data (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-in-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.


How the universe would sound like if you could hear it? What sounds can be derived from our financial markets and if it is possible to make music with them and if so how this can be practically done? In this workshop you will learn all about it and much more !

After having learned learn the basic principles of data sonification, interactive sound synthesis, algorithmic music composition and sound design in the first session here, you’ll learn in this second session to work with online data streams and get an introduction into the foundations of the field of algorithmic music composition. Subsequently you’ll learn how to transform these data streams into artistically meaningful sound (scapes) and music using the right data sonification techniques. The techniques from the first workshop will serve here as a starting point.
The workshop is open to everyone: novices, curious minds, musicians, sound sculptors, artists, scientists…

Workshop program:
Introduction into algorithmic music composition
Introduction into Pure Data
Developing sonification strategies/instruments for artistic purposes
Introduction to processing and OSC (open sound control) protocol for data streams ◦
Capturing, processing and transferring online data streams to Pure Data
Sonification of online data streams

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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