After skimming through Chapter 4 in Making Sense of the Sound, think about which era you would like to visit. Share your chosen time and name a composer from it you would like to interview. Why did you choose this period and this composer? What questions would you ask in your interview?
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Hildegard Westerkamp, Gently Penetrating Beneath the Sounding Surfaces of Another Place (1997)
Listen to the following composition:
https://youtu.be/OzRKGZVuAiILinks to an external site.
Answer the questions below in short paragraph form (200-300 words per paragraph). Submit your answers as a PDF file.
This is an example of soundscape composition. More information on this form of sound art can be found here:
http://www.sfu.ca/~truax/scomp.htmlLinks to an external site.
It also has its origins in the World Soundscape Project. More information on this can be found here:
http://www.sfu.ca/~truax/wsp.htmlLinks to an external site.
These are the program notes that Hildegard Westerkamp provides for Gently Penetrating Beneath the Sounding Surfaces of Another Place:
The vendors’ voices in this composition were recorded in specific areas of New Delhi during my first visit in 1992: in the residential area of Januk Puri, at the early morning produce market in Tilak Nagar, at the market near the Jama Masjid, and at the market stalls just off Janpath near Connaught Place. I noticed that many of the other sounds in these places besides the vendors’ voices were those of metal (such as buckets falling over, cans rolling, the handling of metal pots, squeaking gates, sometimes unidentified objects rattling or clinking as they pass), bicycle bells and scooter horns. As they seemed to be rather characteristic sonic “accompaniments” to the environments through which the vendors passed or where they had their stalls, these sounds became major players in the composition.
Coming from a European and North American context, I was delighted by the daily presence of the vendors’ voices. As the live human vending voice has disappeared almost entirely in Northern Europe and North America and has largely been replaced by media advertising, it is somewhat of a miracle for the visitor from those areas to hear such voices again. The gruffer, coarser shouting of male voices seemed to occur in markets near noisy streets or where a lot of voices were competing with each other. The vendors moving through quieter neighbourhoods seemed to have musically more expressive voices and almost songlike calls for their products, with clear melodic patterns. And then there was the voice of the boy selling juice…
In a city like New Delhi, and other places in India, one experiences shimmering beauty and grungy dirt and pollution side by side all the time. These opposites are audible in most of my recordings as well and specifically in the sound materials selected for this piece. I wanted to express acoustically/musically both the shimmering and the grunge as it seems to represent so deeply and openly the contradicitions within this culture and the intensity of life that results from it.
Finally I believe that this piece also explores outer and inner worlds as one experiences them in India: the extraordinary intensity of daily living on the one hand and the inner radiance, focus and stillness on the other hand that emanate from deep within the culture and its people, despite the hardships of life.
1. Why is this considered music?
2. How does this work exemplify the goals of the World Soundscape Project? Is it successful? (Read the program notes again)
3. The first section change begins at about 1:16 and last about 15 seconds. What happens at this point that gives a sense of structural change to the work?
4. What elements of counterpoint are used in the first 2 minutes? (describe all the sounds and their start times) How are the different lines differentiated? Bach used pitches – what does Westerkamp use?
5. Westerkamp states:
“I like walking the edge between the real sound and the processed sound. On the one hand, I want the listener to recognize the source, and thus want to establish a sense of place. But on the other hand, I am also fascinated with the processing of sound in the studio and making its source essentially unrecognizable. This allows me as a composer to explore the sound’s musical/acoustic potential in depth”.
Did you get a sense of place in this work? How did the notion of “another place” come through?
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-You CAN write your 2nd paper analyzing the gender problems or issues, etc.
You pick a live performance that presents those issues, or you attend a performance and you see those issues, and you can write about that. As well as write about the concert and the different Latin American music being presented.
– Write about the Kaia String Quartet. KAIA STRING QUARTET is an all female quartet, they play gorgeous music, in these programs the have pieces by some Latin American composers and some European composers, focus on the Latin American pieces. The leader, Victoria Moreira, is from Uruguay.
(Papers that NOT include venue & date are being sent back)
Wilmette, Sunday Oct 23 https://www.facebook.com/events/654037546280609/?ref=newsfeed
http://www.kaiastringquartet.com/videos-of-kaia.ht… (there website)
Youtube live video of one of there performances: Kaia string quartet with Arthur Wright https://youtu.be/IblwleLTkzw
Write an article taking a comprehensive look at the following topics: Not more than two paragraphs for each.
1: Audio Engineering
2: Fundamentals of Audio Production
3: Describe Sound Manipulations and Benefits of Modern Audio Engineering
How to perform this task>>
Make use of MS Word or Adobe Acrobat. Your completed task should contain the following information: Your name, employee id and work team on the top right. Every other information asides your task should be in the top right corner of the page and contained in a title block. This title block should be in a tabular form. If your task spans across more than a page, all pages should carry this title block on the top right corner. When you are done export it to doc/docx file or pdf format and then have it submitted on here.
This week we take a closer look at Classical music in America. Of the following: concrete music, chance music, Harlem Renaissance, Electronic music, and Minimalist music;
1) Which genre and composer impressed you the most and why (attach supporting media/historical links)?
2) Has your concept of the definition of music changed? If so what has attributed to this change and if not, what is your current definition.
This time, try to listen in a slightly different way. Turn off the phone, clear your mind, let go of your prejudices, take a deep breath, let yourself be in the moment with the music, but also notice, and jot down, the differences between the two versions.
When you are finished listening to both records, please answer the following questions:
audio file is in the google drive link
What were the differences in the two versions? Explain in thorough detail.
What was the same about the two versions? Explain in thorough detail.
Why do you think the record was produced the way it was? Speculate in thorough detail.
What observations can you make about any or all of the following elements:
the artist’s identity, vision and intention
the song’s lyrics, melody, and prosody
the form and emotional contour of the record
Utilize the Practice Analysis Data Set (Data Set has been emailed for this order), the Model Research Questions, Null Hypotheses, and Sample Size Requirements, and the Quantitative Assumptions Testing documents, located in the Discussion Thread: Simple Causal-Comparative Analysis Resources, to address the following research question and null hypothesis.Using SPSS conduct the appropriate statistical analysis for this research question.Interpret the findings and make conclusions based on those findings. It is appropriate to speculate about the meaning of the findings. It is also appropriate to provide thoughts on how to address the findings in an authentic setting. Additionally, provide a rationale for the selected statistical analysis technique.In writing your thread, implement your textbooks for appropriate verbiage and symbols.RQ1: Is there a difference in the high school woodwind solo scores between students who attend a school designated as lower socioeconomic status and those who attend a school designated as more affluent?Null hypothesis: There is no statistical difference in the high school woodwind solo scores between students who attend a school designated as lower socioeconomic status and those who attend a school designated as more affluent.
Neo soul Analysis
research the historical context of neosoul
also include its Rhythms, Grooves and Tempos
Harmonic, Melodic and Lyrical Tendencies
Band or artist example of genre (Erykah Badu)
The body of the paper should be 2-3 pages long plus a Title and References Page.
Please follow APA style guidelines. Here is a link to an overview of APA style with samples. https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/paper-format
The topic of the music research paper can come from one of the prompts below. The point of the paper is to research a musical topic of interest and draw your own conclusions on the topic. Please cite at least 4 reputable soucres in your paper, following APA style. If you wish to write your paper on a musical topic of interest not listed below, you must email Professor Todd by November 18th to receive approval of an alternate topic.
Approved Research Topics
•The History of Country Sound
•The Impact of African Music on American Pop Culture
•The History of Reggae Songs
•The Blues and African American Society
•Jazz Music and Its Influence on Western Music Genres
•Imperial Chinese and Japanese Music
•The History of Music in Theatres
•Popular Music Styles of the 20th Century
•The Role of Music in Political Movements
•The Relationship Between Music and Fashion
•The Application of Music as a Therapeutic Tool
•The Impact of Streaming Apps on Global Music Consumption
•The Evolution of Music Production in the Technology-Driven Era
•African Tribal Percussion and Its Impact on Popular Music
•The History of Music in Film
•The Hisotry of American Music Education and Its Impact on Society
Please upload your finished paper to this assignment by the last day of class, December 14th. The paper will be graded on:
Appropriate format and length
Research of approved music topic using at least 4 reputable, scholarly sources
Conclusions drawn by the student on the topic and its impact on society
Professionalism- grammar and spelling
Should included a Bibliography on the composer, explain how significant their music was during the time. Talk about the classical period, early childhood, how his life was while being successful. talk about how he was in debt and he had a poor grave and funeral