workshop with Jasmine Guffond

Sonification Workshop – What does it mean to think and feel through sound?
November 6th & 7th 2023 – Trafo CCA & Interdisciplinary Studio

Sonification is the translation of data into sound. Employed across scientific and artistic fields, the practice of sonification questions the traditional hierarchy of the senses between sound and vision by valuing listening as a method of understanding and interpretation. Jasmine Guffond will introduce her practice of sonifying and Listening Back to ubiquitous surveillance data.
Students will have the opportunity to explore sound as a creative, aesthetic, communication tool by exploring different approaches to mapping phenomena to sound. While this workshop is focused
on process, outcomes could be individual or collective music / sound pieces (recorded or performed), or grahpical scores.

Dr Jasmine Guffond is an artist, composer and researcher working at the interface of social, political and technical infrastructures. Focused on electronic composition across music and art contexts her
practice spans live performance, recording, installation and custom made browser add-on. Through the sonification of data she addresses the potential of sound to engage with contemporary political questions and engages listening as a situated knowledge practice. Jasmine has exhibited internationally including
composing sound for Shulea Cheang’s installation at the Taiwanese Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2019, and collaborating with Zorka Wollny on a sound installation for the Chicago Architecture Biennal, 2019. She has performed live internationally at electronic music and art festivals including opening for CTM festival (DE) in 2020, a commission for Groupe de Recherches Musicales’ (GRM) acousmonium, premiered at Présences Électronique (FR) in 2022, and Heroine of Sounds Festival (DE), 2017 & 2023. She received
the ‘Working Grant for New Music und Sound Art’ from the Berlin Senate in 2016 & 2022, was featured in Wire magazine in 2019 and has released solo records with the Sonic Pieces (2015, 2017), Karl Records (2018) and Editions Mego (2020) labels. She completed her Sound Studies masters at the Berlin University der Künste (UdK) in 2015, and her PhD in 2021. Her candidature was undertaken at the
University of New South Wales Art, Design & Architecture department where she conducted research into sound and listening as critical modes of inquiry into online surveillance cultures. She currently teaches at the Sound Studies department at UdK, Berlin, Germany.