Florian Grond
Composer & Theorist
Interactions and

Florian Grond: Types of Listening
Sonification's Results

with Scot Gresham-Lancaster / 12 May 2014 / 26:31

Here is an extended conversation regarding a broad range of topics relative to sonification including the types and definitions of listening relative to sonification practices as well as a discussion of the blurry space between sound art practice and functional scientific purpose with sonification. Notes on pointers to some of Dr. Grond’s work here: Moving Equations

This audio visual installation was commissioned for the exhibition The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking. This work reflects on the role of drawing in nonlinear science—connecting performativity, space, and creative thought processes. It investigates at the same time questions of the representation of dynamical systems as differential equations. In this video you canhear the sounds of drawing being made with a pencil. The varying speeds and pressures that characterize this kind of sound are manipulated via filters, playback speeds, and sound effects based on the lines produced by certain nonlinear equations. Synchronized to these sounds are visual representations of the equations, which change their shades according to the actual state of the selected dynamical system. Listening to the intimate sonic experience and watching the visually changing formula allows one to connect with the dynamical properties of the systems.

Delay from Mary Sherman on Vimeo.

Bio: Florian Grond is an sonic interaction designer working in the Sound Recording Department of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. His research and design interests are multimodal participatory design in the context of disability, the arts, and assistive technology. Having several years of experience in 3D sound recording (microphone arrays) and reproduction, he is the US and Canada representative for Zylia, a company that produces microphone arrays for sound recording and AR and VR applications. For many years he has also been active as an independent media artist, exhibiting his works at several venues around the globe. When connecting design and disability he draws from his creative practice as an artist. Over the last years, he started various collaborations with colleagues with disabilities from academia and the arts resulting in research output, artistic creations and the curating of exhibitions.

Florian Grond - Symposium 6 “Sonification (what, where, how, why)” from LOCUS SONUS on Vimeo.

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