The principle behind all auditory display research is that we can use our
ears to aid in the processing of information while our eyes attend to other
tasks. Our musical program auralisation approach is predicated on the following
Information heard is processed by our brains very differently from
information that we see
Whilst precise quantitative data cannot easily be communicated with
non-speech sound (e.g. the value of an integer variable), qualitative aspects
(e.g. a variable has increase in value) and structural form can be.
Melodies aid the memorability of the system and avoid the complex atonality
used my most auralisation projects.
In the following set of pages is a short introduction and explanation of the
CAITLIN Musical Program Auralisation approach.
Design of tunes
Construct persistence and drones
Variations on a theme
Listen to some examples