Noise in the System: Noise in the Clouds


Session Title:

  • Toxic Environment

Presentation Title:

  • Noise in the System: Noise in the Clouds



  • This paper is examining noise/signal, both as a material and as being an active part of a music composition. Noise/signal is looked at in the context of communication technologies and from noise in the environment, such as chemical agents and lethal clouds, in relation to the art project Metopia. How can toxic noise in the environment have an impact on the audio signal in this project? Unstable data networks and machine processes are examined in this project and how these can be expressed through the use of sonification. Noise in the environment is in this context referring to toxic substances sensed by electrochemical sensors and together with system process noise, resulting in a musical composition