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MUSIC and SOUND DISCOVERY

Bird Song quiz

EXPLORE MORE NATURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOUNDSCAPES!

GLOBAL JUKEBOX: music from around the world

WELCOME TO THE GLOBAL JUKEBOX! 

MAKE AND ACCOUNT OR ENTER AS GUEST AND EXPLORE:

  • STEER the Wheel  A screenshot from the Global Jukebox.
  • Explore the MAP    GJB Map

EXPLORE MORE WORLD MUSIC!

MUSIC MAP: SUGGESTS NEW MUSIC YOU MIGHT ENJOY

Music-Map

Music Map by GNOD uses AI to suggest new music you'd enjoy.  Type in your favorite artist, composer, band, ensemble, or conductor!

 

Some suggestions: 

Pete Seeger

Maria Callas

Jay-Z

Miriam Makeba

Johann Sebastian Bach

Eric Whitacre

Yo-Yo Ma

 

EXPLORE MORE CLASSICAL, POP, and JAZZ

Search that music in Vassar's free audio databases:

DISCOVER    (quick search)

OR 

Go deep:

 

 

SONIFICATION: sound illustrates data

What is sonification?

Sonification is the use of sound to represent information: you take data of some kind and create sound with it. The information is translated into pitch, volume, stereo position, brightness, etc.  It facilitates the understanding of concepts through listening and makes data more accessible.

Watch below: "Two Trains" - Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway by Brian Foo.

Examples of sonification:  my growing collection of sonifications include: 

Two tone: A easy sonification activity

Watch this introduction tutorial video to learn about how to get started using TwoTone. This walkthrough will show you the simple steps to get started with TwoTone so you’ll be quickly on your way to creating your first data sonification.

This tutorial uses the sample data set Honey Production in the USA (1998-2012), there are also several other spreadsheets built into the app to get you started and a handy tour built into the app.  

EXPLORE SOUNDS TO ENHANCE!

Relaxation recordings in Music Online Listening database. (includes both classical and non-Western music)