Sonifications

Sonifications is a new project featuring Trevor Taylor (drums & percussion) and José Canha (double bass) and explores the nexus between free-jazz and sonification (that is the process of re-perceptualising data as sound). In this project, we use a selection of sonifications as non-normative moderators (that is, in place of a score or conductor) to provide a nominal constraint to our freely improvised performances. If that wasn’t esoteric enough, the data used to generate the sonifications is drawn from various compelling lines of evidence for anthropogenic climate change, such as sea-level rises, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, ocean acidification, and more others.

Excitingly, this project has a release scheduled for early 2019, Sonifications: The Anthropocene Epoch, on FMR records of a CD and DVD containing two hours worth of performance and documentation.