Publication Date

April 2016

Advisor(s)

Paula Matthusen

Major

Music

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

Every space has its own sonic attributes, both in its architecture, and in the noise that it produces. The way sound interacts with architecture from space to space varies based on size, materials, angles, and placement of other objects. The noise, I have noticed, most prominently tends to come from vents, pipes, light fixtures, and certain electrical items. By amplifying these sounds over a determined period of time, my goal is to understand the importance of background noise’s role in a space, both in how it is perceived naturally and how that perception changes as the sounds are highlighted. By exploring these aspects of sonic environments, I aim to shed light on the importance of noise and architecture in how a space is experienced.

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