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Final event: The Sound of Data – Science meets Music

Do you want to hear what scientific data sounds like? Eager to discover the fascinating links between science and music? Then Rockhal on Saturday, 3 December, is the place to be for the final event of the Esch2022 project “The Sound of Data – Science meets Music”.

For the Sound of Data project, Luxembourg researchers collected scientific data, which was then used by local and international musicians and composers to produce music during an artist residency under the supervision of Valery Vermeulen. You can discover the outcome of this creative and innovative process and see the musicians perform live on stage on 3 December, along with Valery Vermeulen and headliner Max Cooper, a leading figure in electronica, who will present his new album in an immersive live show!

The programme of the evening comprises two parts:

Part 1: The Sound of Data – Official Closing Conference

Saturday 3 December 2022 – 17:45-19:30

Rockhal – Esch/Alzette (LUX)

Book your seat here

(N.B. registration required due to limited capacity!)

Programme of the evening:

17:45 – Welcome by the four project partners

18:05 – Fireside Chat with Max Cooper, followed by Q/A

18:40 – Roundtable Discussion with Valery Vermeulen, Pol Belardi, Catherine Elsen, Djamila

Aoada and Oliver Glassl

19:25 – Final words by Nancy Braun, General Director of Esch2022

19h30 – Networking drinks

Part 2: The Sound of Data – Final Show

Saturday 3 December 2022 – Doors: 19:30

Rockhal – Esch/Alzette (LUX)


Line up

The Sound of Data artists

Showcase of the 11 compositions of the artists in residence

All Reitz Reserved, Catherine Elsen, Hester-1, Mike von der Nahmer, Pol Belardi, Slumbergaze, SpudBencer, Tessy Troes, Theerens Cousins, Timelord, Virgilio Fernandez

Valery Vermeulen

Performance of his original commissioned piece for the Sound of Data project

Max Cooper

Immersive live show from his latest album Unspoken words

About The Sound of Data

Where Science meets Music

The Esch2022 project The Sound of Data – a collaborative endeavor by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), the University of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and Centre de Musiques Amplifiées, Rockhal – aimed at bringing together the worlds of science and music in Belval. And more precisely at transforming scientific data into music, using the innovative and experimental approach of data sonification.

Conveying scientific facts and data collected by researchers of the University of Luxembourg and the LIST in a more emotional way using music, communicating beyond words and graphs…; these were the challenges faced by both the researchers behind the data sets and the artists who have used them to create unique tracks.

These new kinds of musical compositions will be disclosed at the project’s final event, alongside the original contribution of the project’s artistic partner, Valery Vermeulen, and the immersive live show of headliner Max Cooper, who in the past decade has been quite successful in interrogating and furthering the intersection between electronic music, visual art, technology, and science