Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sonic Arts and Music Production and University Honors
Music & Theater
Sound in art, Sound -- Psychological aspects, Noise in art
Sound is something to be thought about critically. It is not just a part of our world, but it helps define it. This thesis follows the development of five short sonic compositions created from field recordings of the researcher's environments between June 2020 and March 2021. Through techniques such as granular synthesis, soundwalking, and text scores, the compositions demonstrate how noise in both physical and digital sonic environments can impact one's identities, relationships, health, transitions, and ideas of music. Critically thinking about sound can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves and others and allows us to begin creating equitable sonic environments.
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Bigelow, Juliana, "Noise as Music: Effects of Physical and Digital Noise in One's Life" (2021). University Honors Theses. Paper 1069.
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