The revenge of the new half-living creature (2019-nCoV)…
A sonic interpretation of the reported daily active cases of COVID-19, from nineteen countries, and beginning the 22nd Jan, 2020.
The data-driven artwork focuses on nineteen of the earliest countries to report the SARS-CoV-2 virus, beginning with China, and then followed by Thailand, Japan, South Korea, USA, Singapore, France, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, Sweden, UK, Iran, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Netherlands and Belgium (in that order). Each country has been given its own harmonic relative to the low ‘C’ assigned China (whose tone you can hear beginning first). As the number of active cases rises and falls, so do the volumes of each country’s tone, and the result is a slowly changing timbre depicting the transmission of the disease.
For more details please see: www.robertjarvis.co.uk/sonoraV19