Data Sonata
by julien levesque
Data Sonata for piano

Software programming : Bastien Didier

Data_Sonata

What if we could listen to our data? Data Sonata is an interpretation of data, with accents of John Cage!


Data Sonata constitutes a series of algorithmic compositions that take the form of vinyl records and music scores. Processing your history of geographical positions as recorded by Google over the past year, Data Sonata generates an original sonata, a musical composition tailor-made according to your recorded activity. The composition is a musical story of 365 days that can be heard at the speed of its grooves or browsed in the form of a printed score.

Materialized and engraved on a transparent 33” vinyl record.

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A few sonatas composed from several data sets :

->low audio quality

Albertine M.'s sonata (9"57')



Bastien D.'s sonata (10"03')



Frederic M.'s sonata (6"58')



Gautier R.'s sonata (9"11')



Julien L.'s sonata (14"07')



Julien V.'s sonata (11"17')



Nicolas M.'s sonata (3"22')



Philippe C.'s sonata (7"31')



Valentina P.'s sonata (5"26')




Data_Sonata

If you want to hear your own sonata (.MP3 format)

You must use an Android smartphone and have activated your history of positions on Google.

In exchange for your .json file containing one year of geolocalization (access via Google Takeout), you will receive a personal piano sonata that you can listen to in your living room. The sonata lasts around 10 minutes—equivalent to one year of your activity.


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If you’re interested in this project, send me your (archive) data file.
Access it here : https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout

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Project realized during the production residency in the preparatory class of the schools of art of Évry (DRAC)