Strömungen: Falk Morawitz

Symposium on artistic sonification

Symposium on artistic sonification
02.12.2016 to 04.12.2016

»Sonification of nuclear magnetic resonance in ½ spin systems: An overview«

The term molecular sonification encompasses all procedures that turn data derived from chemical systems into sound. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data is particularly well suited for molecular sonification as their range of resonant frequencies span only a few tens of kHz. The structure of the molecule being analysed is directly related to the features present in its NMR spectra. It is therefore possible to select molecules according to their structural features, in order to create sounds in preferred frequency ranges and with desired frequency content and density. The talk focuses on data sources, molecule selection and sonification strategies of commonly used ½ spin systems including 1H, 13C, 15N, 19F, 31P nuclei. Implications of using chemical data in music composition is discussed.

Video Documentary:

ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

Camera: Sophia Kessel
Editing: Frenz Jordt
Live Editing: Christina Zartmann