This chapter introduces the sonification technique of Audification. Some definitions are given, an overview of the history of Audification in the Sciences and in the Arts and an extensive description of how to make use of this sonification technique.
Example S12.3: Earthquake
Sample from the website sonifyer.org. This is a audification of the tōhoku earthquake in Japan in march 2011. Seismic waves look very similar the audio waves, but there are much slower. By playing them faster, the seismic movements can become audible.
Example S12.14: BAT
Müller, Wolfgang: Track 1 from “BAT” (1989).
media file S12.14 download:SHB-S12.14 (mp3, 725k) source: Die Tödliche Doris (Doris Nr. 009).
Example S12.15: Correlation patterns in coupled spiking neuron models
Audification of weakly-coupled Fitz-Hugh Nagumo neuron models.
Description: This sound is rendered for checking how capable audification is to assist the differentiation of correlation patterns between two spiking neurons, here represented on the left and right audio channel.
media file S12.15 download:SHB-S12.15 (mp3, 98k) source: Gerold Baier, Thomas Hermann, Oscar Manuel Lara and Markus Müller (2005). USING SONIFICATION TO DETECT WEAK CROSS- CORRELATIONS IN COUPLED EXCITABLE SYSTEMS. ICAD 2005.
Example S12.16: Selected Earthquake Recordings
Sound Examples of Chris Hayward’s contribution “Listening to the Earth Sing” from 1994 (Track 82, 00:03 – 00:25)
media file S12.16 download:SHB-S12.16 (mp3, 492k) source: CD-Appendix of Gregory Kramer (ed.): Auditory Display. Reading MA, 1994
Example S12.17: Dombois “Earthquake sounds”
Kobe Earthquake 1994 accelerated by 2’200 times.