Resonanzsignale - Data becomes sound

Resonanzsignale ist ein für alle offenes Programm von Data-Sonification-Workshops in der Amerika Gedenkbibliothek.

We have two more workshops on 12 June and 3 Sepemebr, where you can co-create a new unique sound art work for ZLB with sound artist Jamie Perera, the library audio team and a diverse group of people from Berlin.

“Data sonificiation” is a way of creating sound and music from data on any subject. By using sound to represent data, people can experience that data in a different way compared to reading it or maybe seeing in a newspaper article. You can choose from a range of topics, for example, environment, health and war. One topic will be chosen based on the choices of all the participants.

In these workshops you will be guided through the process of choosing data, examining the issues that lie behind them, and considering artistic ways to represent them with sound. The finished work will join the first work as one of three works created by the Resononanzsignale project.

If you’re still not sure what sonification means, that’s fine! Everything will be explained in the workshop and you need no special skills or knowledge to take part.

The completed art works will be installed at Amerika-gedenkbibliothek for visitors to experience as they visit the library at certain times.

The events are in english. The Workshops are free and will open to anyone via online or library registration. 

You need no experience in data or in sound or music production to join; just an interest in exploring an topical issue that you’ve chosen with a group and a willingness to work creatively with other people to turn data into sound.

If you have sound recording equipment or instruments you are welcome to bring them, but they are not essential for the workshop.


There will be lunch available to buy - or you can bring your own.