The term sonification refers to a method of representing data in sound.
“Since the introduction of interfaces and program codes brought about by the digital era, sonification – the acoustic counterpart to “visualization” in the visual arts – has been rapidly integrated into music. As a form of artistic translation of scientific data, such as ocean currents or stock market trends, sonification can nowadays be used for musical purposes without being hindered by the technical difficulties of the translation processes. One of the most divisive questions that has emerged regards the point at which the outcomes of this scientific-artistic research become art. What is the next coherent step for the arts in providing listeners with new ways to physically engage with sets of data? How are the aesthetics of a sonification decided upon? How does one move from there to the creation of an original musical work? And, how does an artist approach the newly offered advances in the sciences?“ (Ravenna 2017, p. 8)

Here we list projects and compositions that use sonification to draw attention to the rapid and threatening changes in our climate, plus some interesting texts on the topic. We look forward to receiving your comments and additions.