Engine 27: Andrea Polli's Atmospherics/Weather Works

Engine 27 is proud to present in our gallery an installation:

Andrea Polli - Atmospherics/Weather Works
Data mapping and assistance: Dr. Glenn Van Knowe & Dr. Kenneth T. Waight,
MESO (Mesoscale Environmental Simulations and Operations)
Programmed by Matthew Ostrowski

date & time: Saturday & Sunday, April 12, 13, 19, 20, 2-8pm

opening reception: Saturday, April 12, 6-8pm

address: 173 Franklin St. (btwn. Hudson & Greenwich)

information: http://www.engine27.org, 212-431-7466 or
post@engine27.org

The Atmospherics/Weather Works project is an ongoing collaboration that
brings together the arts and the meteorological sciences to sonify storms
and other meteorological events from data produced by a highly detailed
simulation of the weather.

Two historic storms that devastated the New York/Long Island area,
Presidents Day Snowstorm Feb 18-19, 1979 and Hurricane Bob Aug 17-19, 1991,
are re-created first through data, then through sound. The resulting
turbulent and evocative compositions allow listeners to experience
geographically scaled events on a human scale and gain a deeper
understanding of some of the more unpredictable complex rhythms and melodies
of nature.

Localized points of sound in the gallery map to specific points in
geographical space spanning from Northern Florida to Northern New York State
with New York City situated in the center. The multi-channel system of
Engine 27 allows for a detailed examination and experience of the structure
and movement of the storms through space. Along with the spatial
representations, there are 9 other variables of the model, which describe
temperature, pressure, wind, and moisture and are mapped to pitch, timbre,
and amplitude of sounds.









Engine 27 is a non-profit devoted to the creation and presentation of sound
art and multi-channel music of diverse forms. We focus our energies on
creating an infinitely flexible facility with variable acoustics and the
development of resources essential to carrying out our mission.

Tara March 31 2003 14:34Reply

Engine 27 is proud to present in our gallery an installation:

Andrea Polli - Atmospherics/Weather Works
Data mapping and assistance: Dr. Glenn Van Knowe & Dr. Kenneth T. Waight,
MESO (Mesoscale Environmental Simulations and Operations)
Programmed by Matthew Ostrowski

date & time: Saturday & Sunday, April 12, 13, 19, 20, 2-8pm

opening reception: Saturday, April 12, 6-8pm

address: 173 Franklin St. (btwn. Hudson & Greenwich)

information: http://www.engine27.org, 212-431-7466 or
post@engine27.org

The Atmospherics/Weather Works project is an ongoing collaboration that
brings together the arts and the meteorological sciences to sonify storms
and other meteorological events from data produced by a highly detailed
simulation of the weather.

Two historic storms that devastated the New York/Long Island area,
Presidents Day Snowstorm Feb 18-19, 1979 and Hurricane Bob Aug 17-19, 1991,
are re-created first through data, then through sound. The resulting
turbulent and evocative compositions allow listeners to experience
geographically scaled events on a human scale and gain a deeper
understanding of some of the more unpredictable complex rhythms and melodies
of nature.

Localized points of sound in the gallery map to specific points in
geographical space spanning from Northern Florida to Northern New York State
with New York City situated in the center. The multi-channel system of
Engine 27 allows for a detailed examination and experience of the structure
and movement of the storms through space. Along with the spatial
representations, there are 9 other variables of the model, which describe
temperature, pressure, wind, and moisture and are mapped to pitch, timbre,
and amplitude of sounds.










Engine 27 is a non-profit devoted to the creation and presentation of sound
art and multi-channel music of diverse forms. We focus our energies on
creating an infinitely flexible facility with variable acoustics and the
development of resources essential to carrying out our mission.

Shawn Hansen March 31 2003 16:01Reply

Engine 27 is proud to present in our gallery an installation:

Andrea Polli - Atmospherics/Weather Works
Data mapping and assistance: Dr. Glenn Van Knowe & Dr. Kenneth T. Waight,
MESO (Mesoscale Environmental Simulations and Operations)
Programmed by Matthew Ostrowski

date & time: Saturday & Sunday, April 12, 13, 19, 20, 2-8pm

opening reception: Saturday, April 12, 6-8pm

address: 173 Franklin St. (btwn. Hudson & Greenwich)

information: http://www.engine27.org, 212-431-7466 or
post@engine27.org

The Atmospherics/Weather Works project is an ongoing collaboration that
brings together the arts and the meteorological sciences to sonify storms
and other meteorological events from data produced by a highly detailed
simulation of the weather.

Two historic storms that devastated the New York/Long Island area,
Presidents Day Snowstorm Feb 18-19, 1979 and Hurricane Bob Aug 17-19, 1991,
are re-created first through data, then through sound. The resulting
turbulent and evocative compositions allow listeners to experience
geographically scaled events on a human scale and gain a deeper
understanding of some of the more unpredictable complex rhythms and melodies
of nature.

Localized points of sound in the gallery map to specific points in
geographical space spanning from Northern Florida to Northern New York State
with New York City situated in the center. The multi-channel system of
Engine 27 allows for a detailed examination and experience of the structure
and movement of the storms through space. Along with the spatial
representations, there are 9 other variables of the model, which describe
temperature, pressure, wind, and moisture and are mapped to pitch, timbre,
and amplitude of sounds.










Engine 27 is a non-profit devoted to the creation and presentation of sound
art and multi-channel music of diverse forms. We focus our energies on
creating an infinitely flexible facility with variable acoustics and the
development of resources essential to carrying out our mission.