ICAD Data Sonification Workshops

Date & time

9–11am 6 July 2016


Pro-Tools Computer Lab

Level 5, ANU School of Music

Building 100

William Herbert Place

ANU, ACT 0200


General Admit: $20

Event series


David Worrall and Stephen Barrass

Python is a popular, easily learnt general-purpose programming language which can serve as a glue language to connect together many separate software components in a simple and flexible manner. Widely used in the scientific community, It can also be used as a high-level modular framework for controlling low-level operations implemented by subroutine libraries in other languages.

Csound arguably has the widest, most mature collection of tools for sound synthesis and sound modification. There are few things related to audio-programming that you cannot do with Csound; it can be used in real-time to synthesise sound or process live audio or other control data (including MIDI and OSC) on the fly. It can be used to render sound on hand-held and other mobile devices or, when synthesis needs require it, sound can be rendered to file.

The Python API (Application Programming Interface) to Csound is robust and available on all hardware platforms. The aim of this workshop is to provide a hand's on introduction to producing software data sonifications using a combination of these most powerful, open-ended, and extensible set of tools. If required, it will be divided into sessions on Python, on Csound individually, and then in combination.

Setup instructions will be given prior to the commencement of the workshop which will begin with a detailed description of a non-trivial application example.

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