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Ao Lu (designer)
Scott Paterson (thesis advisor)
Morry Galonoy (thesis advisor)
John Blackford (thesis advisor)
Louisa Campbell (thesis advisor)
Barbara Morris (thesis advisor)




Sound Re-Sound is an interface for creating music via the sounds of daily life. In this project, I will use everyday objects to generate sounds and use a computer to transform these sounds, creating improvisational and dynamic sounding music.

This thesis project will explore the existing literature on sound artists, who use non-traditional music form to create music. It will also experiment with everyday objects in order to find out what sounds generated from them are interesting, and how these sounds can be transformed as music. The goal of this project is to enable users to create their own music with modified sounds from everyday objects.

This project is based on the idea that sounds can be transformed into musical components, and that everyone can compose their own music via an interface. In this case, people can create their own music through the interaction with everyday objects. By doing so, we become aware that these minute sounds can be fascinating when we pay attention to them.



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