Sonification is a family of representational techniques under the umbrella of the more general term ‘auditory display’ for revealing information in data and communicating it in a non-speech aural form – sonification makes the inaudible audible. Sonification is not bound to any particular types of data and has been applied across a diverse range of domains. In all cases the purpose of sonification is to let people gain information about the phenomenon under investigation by listening to the data. Fundamentally, sonification is concerned with causation: the sounds we hear are caused by changes in data values sampled from some underlying phenomenon or domain of enquiry.
|Title of host publication
|Body, Sound and Space in Music and Beyond: Multimodal Explorations
|Place of Publication
|Taylor & Francis
|Number of pages
|Published - 26 Apr 2017
|SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music