Biodata Sonification is a process to translate complex real-time sensor data into musical notes and controls, exploring the auditory sensory modality to provide insights into invisible phenomenon.
Collaborate with the nature around you!
Participants receive step by step guidance building their own MIDI Bio-Sonification Module and help in understanding how the device works through first Breadboarding all of the components and flashing their ATMega chips.
Once kits are built participants are shown how to change Midi scales/channels, LED brightness and more with Arduino. We will discuss MIDI and how it works.
The last half of the workshop participants place electrodes onto plants, fungi, themselves or each other and listen to their Bio-data through Ableton Live, Animoog, Model 15 (or similar digital music apps and analog synths) creating a MIDI Bio-Sonification Symphony!
Various plants, soil, and Mycelium will be available during the workshop for participants to place their electrodes along with iConnectivity Midi to USB/Lightning connectors for participants to try out different instruments/software; Ableton, Animoog on iPad, Model 15 (on iPhone & iPad), Moog Mother32s, Make Noise NoCoast, etc. Other possibilities are shown and discussed, for instance, Ableton Max/MSP Midi video disruption!
Participants receive their very own Nanotopian MIDI Bio-Sonification Module kit, a Module container file that they can 3D print (dependent on workshop location there may be a 3D printer on site!) and a lo-tech version we will put together during the workshop, a set of electrodes and electrode pads or electrode clips (participants can choose during the workshop).
* Any digital synth app that can accept MIDI input can be used.