Sonification: Celestial Data and Poetic Inquiry
This paper describes a composition/sonification project to be realized by faculty and students from the Electronic Production and Design department (EP/D) at Berklee College of Music in Boston. The goal of the project is compose music for a 30- minute interdisciplinary-networked performance to be premiered in Boston, Lyon and Havana involving artists from each city. In the process, artists are examining new modes of expression and the construction of knowledge and artistic dialog. Kelly Snook, Ph.D. Astrophysicist, Division of Solar System Exploration, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center is working with the group to choose scientific data for sonification including compelling new planetary science and solar system data.