One of the best things about a completely procedural workflow, is that you can have virtually anything drive anything else. Such is the case with Side Effects Houdini. Yu can have anything drive Houdini Parameters.
how to import, control and use sounds or music to influence parameters in Houdini.
With that in mind, CG Artist and FX Supervisor, Niels Prayer shows how you can use Sound or music to affect Houdini Parameters.
Niels walks through how to import control and use audio to create an abstract animation that reacts to it.
You probably have seen something similar to this done in Cinema 4D quite often; It is interesting to see the equivalency in another application such as Houdini.