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228 Leonardo Gallery Scientific Delirium Madness 4.0 Gallery My art-science practice orbits the duality of data sonification : translation of complex events in sonic material and objects for musical poiesis. Data are raw elements for a compositional process that transcends the materiality of the original information in a post-sonification praxis: The data stream is open for elaboration as driver of a compositional environment. I use data as a sculptor would use clay to mold any object or create any design. Perceptualization of Data through Sound Navigation of data in perceptive ways is a highly complex endeavor mainly achieved through the visualization of graphs. Sonification, the representation of data by acoustic means, is a critical alternative and complement to visual approaches that becomes essential when the data space is large. Post-Sonification as Artistic Practice Completed at Djerassi as a tribute to the Italian synchrotron radiation facility ELETTRA, un giro d’anello (six experiments for electric string quartet and fixed media) [1] epitomizes my postsonification aesthetics in musical composition . Its fixed media component is based on the sonification of scientific data in sound synthesis and temporal evolution; the strings depart from the sonification canon while maintaining a unifying connection and theme. Space as the Score: The miniature opera project As a result of my participation in the installation UNKNOWN, a journey, designed for the Djerassi Open House event, I extended my compositional practice beyond digital data to include space and movement as triggers of musical events. In the miniature opera project, space becomes an interactive score; participants express their own sense of a creative journey by connecting the words of a physical libretto. Thus they build short operas in real time [2]. Marco Buongiorno Nardelli Email: Web:  , . References 1 The score and a recording of the work (Mia Detwiler, Karim Ayala Pool, violins; Kathleen Crabtree, viola; Kourtney Newton, cello) are available as supplemental file. 2 A video on the project and the realization of the miniature opera is available as supplemental file at . Conceptual score and compositional design of un giro d’anello, 2017. (© Marco Buongiorno Nardelli) Graphical score of UNKNOWN, a journey, miniature opera for pre-recorded soprano and piano samples, 2017. (© Marco Buongiorno Nardelli) Music by Marco Buongiorno Nardelli; conception, design and libretto by the Band of Six (Ken Eklund, Adria LeBeouf, Heather Spence, Peter Walter and Marco Buongiorno Nardelli). The libretto is composed of the following words: TRANSFORM, ILLUMINATE, FLOURISH, SYNTHESIZE, EVOLVE, LISTEN, ENVISION, STEW, PITCH, FAIL, PRUNE and DIG. Beautiful Data: Reflections for a Sonification and Post-Sonification Aesthetics Marco Buongiorno Nardelli ...