Ocean buoy spectral data sonification: Research update
Since first presenting this work at the 2002 International Conference on Auditory Display the author has professionally produced a multimedia CD that explores the sonification of ocean wave data. ``Music from the Ocean'' is a multimedia CD that explores the sonification of ocean wave data for oceanography, science pedagogy, and music and sound synthesis. Turning this data into sound provides new ways of experiencing and comprehending the phenomena involved; the processes come alive and are more comprehensible, memorable and exciting than graphs of the data. This CD contains over 55 minutes of sound examples as well as an interactive Flash presentation and research paper explaining the methods in more detail. The accompanying 16-page booklet features graphics and information about the data, phenomena, and music. The CD appeals to a wide variety of consumers, from oceanographers, science teachers, experimental computer music enthusiasts, and music therapists.