Friday lunchtime lecture: Making music with open data

Friday 10 October 2014, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

The Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

You bring your lunch, we provide tea & coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

null You don't have to look far to find pictures and infographics that visualise data to make us understand it better. But musical representations of data are harder to come by.

Developer-musicians Nicholas Tollervey and Simon Davy have taken footfall data provided by the Leeds Data Mill and turned it into music for brass band (yes, you read that right).

Their lunchtime lecture is a loud, fun and thought-provoking exposition of open data manipulated via the programming language Python into a meaningful musical medium.

Nicholas is a programmer, classically trained musician, philosophy graduate, teacher and writer. Simon is a percussionist with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He currently works in Leeds as a computer scientist.

Image: Flickr Bryan Ledgard (CC BY 2.0)