The University of Oxford e-Research Centre and Centre for Digital Scholarship are delighted to announce a day's symposium on sonification.

Sounds surround us everywhere, and in our urban and industrial environments we are permanently immersed in music and noise—alarms, vending machines, phones have familiarized us with mechanical sound as signal. Sonifications, or audiograms, are attracting attention as a method of re-presenting data, yet this area of study continues to be less studied than, for example, visual analytics.

The celebrations of Ada Lovelace’s 200th birthday demonstrated a larger interest in the intersection of machinery, music, and culture, and pushed existing disciplinary boundaries. The symposium will build on this and we look forward to developing ideas and approaches together.

We invite proposals for papers (including audio-papers) and posters on sound, its production, reception, public engagement, technologies, sonic re-presentation, and exploration of the sonic world from all fields of research and learning

When is it?

10:00–16:00, 21 April 2017
Oxford e-Research Centre


9:30   Arrival and Coffee
10:00  Panel Discussion. Confirmed panellists include David De Roure, Tarje Nissen-Meyer
10:45 Melissa Dickson Tuning In with the Stethoscope in the Nineteenth Century
  Dafydd Roberts & Alan ChamberlainBetween chaos and control: compositional & computational approaches to alchemy inspired sonification
11:35 Joseph CurriePushing and pulling through noise/Once a horse was noisy
  David De RoureThe Timid Cybergoat: A Reprise
12:30  Lunch
13:15 Ben Eyes & James Cave Eonsounds: Fiamignano Gorge - for countertenor and electroacoustic fixed media
  Andrew Leslie Hooker Spectres of the Spectrum (History, Ritual & the Essence of Narrative in the Psychoacoustic Cartography of Sacred Space)
14:10 Duncan Chapman Sonifying myself
  Iain Emsley The Sonification of Janet
15:00   Discussion


There is a small cost for the event.
£ 20 for non-students
£ 10 for students

Registration link

How to Get to Oxford

How To Find the Centre

The Oxford e-Research Centre is in the centre of Oxford, 20 minutes' walk from the railway station and 10 minutes from the Gloucester Green coach station.

Oxford e-Research Centre

7 Keble Road