Ocean music from deep-sea data
Artist-in-Residence Colin Malloy’s own words and music: video
March 13, 2023

How an artist sees the world can open our eyes to different viewpoints of ocean science: from exploring our relationship with the ocean to igniting new research questions and experimental approaches.

Colin Malloy sonifies data from ONC’s Oceans 3.0 Data Portal and pairs with the Caribbean steelpan to explore our relationship with oil and water. This electroacoustical work—and graduate research—was funded through the ONC Artist-in-Residence Program. Malloy closed his residency with the first in-person recital of an ONC Artist-in-Residence in January.

Malloy is a University of Victoria (UVic) interdisciplinary music technology PhD candidate, and also an award-winning percussionist and composer. He recently presented a public recital in partial fulfillment of his degree.

In his own words and music, Colin describes his journey as ONC’s 2022 Artist-in-Residence.

Ocean music from deep-sea data

The Artist-in-Residence Program—a partnership between Ocean Networks Canada and UVic’s Faculty of Fine Arts—invites fresh new perspectives on ocean science. UVic Fine Arts graduate students working in any visual, written, musical or performance discipline can apply to this annual paid residency.

Since launching the Artist-in-Residence Program in 2019, ONC has hired three artists. Explore the work of artists Dennis Gupa and Colton Hash.

Dennis Gupa (2021) uses the tools of theatre and drama to help bring about social change and build a sense of community to help us grapple with the impact of climate change on the world’s island nations. Read more and explore his choral compilations, “Gossip with Whales”.

Colton Hash (2019) worked with ONC scientists and data specialists to create artistic visualizations from ocean data. Read more.

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