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A Tour of Sonification Designs by Marty Quinn



  • 7 columns of a spreadsheet.

  • Represents two types of aerosol pollutants recorded from 4 air analysis stations across New Hampshire during a 'bad' week in June 2001.

  • Aerosols are represented by instrument groupings, where woodwinds play ozone, and strings play carbon monoxide.

  • Every beat or chord in the music represents one minute or one row of the spreadsheet as one day out of the 'bad' week unfolds.

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