Music by Oceansmusic meets science
the branch of science that deals with the physical and biological properties and phenomena of the sea
Interpreting the data
Oceanographer Erik van Sebille uses the Argo float data in his research.
“At the moment, we mainly use illustrations and infographics to make sense of it. But is it possible to interpret the data using our other senses as well?
Can we perhaps hear something that we cannot observe with our eyes?”
vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion
Music meets science
Does the Atlantic Ocean sound different from the Indian Ocean? Are polar ocean currents fundamentally different from those in tropical seas?
Composer Stef Veldhuis joins oceanographers Erik van Sebille and Will de Ruijter to answer these and other questions.
Converting data into music
Composer Stef Veldhuis: "Some of the compositions are elaborations on the floats’
through the water.
Others are inspired more by the temperature, or the oceans’ salinity levels.
Some of the pieces are direct translations of the data, while in others I’ve taken a bit more liberty."