Kioto Aoki Interview, 2018 DePaul University
Kioto Aoki Interview, Austin Sandifer
Asian American Art Oral History Project
Artist Bio: Kioto Aoki is a conceptual photographer and experimental filmmaker who also makes books and installations engaging the material specificity of the analogue image and image-making process. Her work explores modes of perception via nuances of the mundane, with recent focusing on perceptions of movement between the still and the moving image. She received MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a 2017-2018 HATCH artist in residence at the Chicago Artist Coalition.
Generating Audio Using Recurrent Neural Networks, 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Generating Audio Using Recurrent Neural Networks, Andrew Pfalz
LSU Doctoral Dissertations
Long Short Term Memory cells are a type of recurrent neural network that perform well when predicting sequence data. This works presents four approaches to modeling audio data. The models are trained to predict either raw audio samples or magnitude spectrum windows based on prior input audio. In a process called sampling, the models can then be employed to generate new audio using what they learned about the data they were trained on.
Four methods for sampling are presented. The first has the model predict a vector for each vector in the input. The second has the model predict one ...
Slower Than Time Itself, 2018 The University of Western Ontario
Slower Than Time Itself, Matthew S. Trueman
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This paper is combined with my Master of Fine Art thesis exhibition, Slower Than Time Itself. There is a significant discontinuity between how duration is measured by clocks and how it is perceived by the individual. This discontinuity generates pressure both on the individual and the environment. The concept of dualism constructs a dichotomy between people and nature, devaluing that which can not be measured. In Slower Than Time Itself the thesis, sculptural and video works aims to dissolve this dichotomy not by rejecting technology but by embracing it. Can one use clocks to escape time itself? I investigate the ...
The Vanishing Line, 2018 Washington University in St. Louis
The Vanishing Line, Jacopo Mazzoni
Graduate School of Art Theses
This thesis is an exploratory effort to bridge the rift that political and monetary powers created between art and technology. In my practice, these socio-political motivations are exposed through the creation of non-utilitarian inventions that use different technologies as charged metaphors. I research mass media language and construct interactive pieces while borrowing strategies from the entertainment industry to make environmental, social, and political issues more palatable than documentary films or raw data could. In my work, technology is regarded as a semidivine entity with supernatural powers that can both elevate and reduce the human experience. My work functions differently according ...
An Exploration And Analysis Of 3d Audio, 2018 California State University, Monterey Bay
An Exploration And Analysis Of 3d Audio, Bradley Peppmuller
Capstone Projects and Master's Theses
3D and Binaural audio, these are two concepts that are coming up more frequently in the audio domain as the world of virtual reality grows. With this growth as an audio engineer we may see a major change within the years ahead. Whether it be new methods of receiving media, or new jobs that may be created. This paper will look at these concepts to see what may possibly be ahead of us. What my paper will touch on is the history of 3D and binaural audio, the differences between 3D and binaural audio, how 3D and binaural audio work ...
Ways To Protect Your Hearing At Concerts, 2018 University of the Pacific
Ways To Protect Your Hearing At Concerts, Monica Motta
No abstract provided.
Applications Of Modular Synthesis In Music & Sound Design For Video Games, 2018 Stephen F Austin State University
Applications Of Modular Synthesis In Music & Sound Design For Video Games, Wyatt Gay, Shelby Pease, Logan Starks, Travis Wattigney
Undergraduate Research Conference
Project Objective: Score one minute of gameplay footage and produce fifteen sound effects for a video game solely utilizing the virtual modular synthesizer Reaktor Blocks.
Pitch Polarity In Praise Singing And Hip-Hop: Evidence For An Underrepresented Poetic Feature, 2018 Clark Atlanta University
Pitch Polarity In Praise Singing And Hip-Hop: Evidence For An Underrepresented Poetic Feature, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Oludaisi Aina, Nathaniel Condit-Schultz
Africana Digital Ethnography Project
Tonal counterpoint is a common device in the oral improvisatory tradition of Yorùbá oríkì (praise-singing), first documented by Ọlátunji (1984). Both tonal and counterpoint are terms familiar to musicians, but the meaning here is the linguistic tonal, not the harmonic, and the rhetorical counterpoint, not polyphonic. Ọlátunji describes couplets in which each phrase is parallel if not identical in terms of phonic content and the first sets up a tonal expectancy for the second. The contrast might also be between words within a single phrase. There are three primary categories of tonal counterpoint in Yorùbá oríkì: parallelism of similar words ...
Not Afro-Beat: The Hegemonic Possession Of A Musical Genre, 2018 University of Limerick
Not Afro-Beat: The Hegemonic Possession Of A Musical Genre, Odyke Nzewi, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Quintina Carter-Enyi, David Oludaisi Aina
Africana Digital Ethnography Project
Synchronous movements for African independence and American civil rights emboldened each other, inspiring a global flourish of black popular music. Fẹla Kuti is celebrated in literature and media but his contemporaries are largely forgotten. According to Waterman (2002), “Afro-beat music was associated almost exclusively with one charismatic figure.” This is reinforced by Moore (1982), Olaniyan (2004) and others. Nigerian journalist Tam Fiofori and the multiple-author blog “afrobeat, afrofunk, afrojazz, afrorock, african-boogie...” tell a different story. In 1960s Lagos, a nascent musical movement formed fusing Highlife and African-American popular music, fortified by James Brown’s 1970 tour of West Africa (Emielu ...
Call For Creative Audio Features For Critique And Analysis, 2018 www.radioimaginamos.org
Call For Creative Audio Features For Critique And Analysis, Laura Romero
Call-out for submissions of new audio works to be considered for critique in special issue of RadioDoc Review, Issue 7, 2018. Works in languages other than english preferred.
Appel À Créations Sonores Pour La Critique Et L'Analyse, 2018 www.radioimaginamos.org
Appel À Créations Sonores Pour La Critique Et L'Analyse, Laura Romero
CALL for SUBMISSIONS (French version) for works to be critiqued in RadioDoc Review Issue 7, 2018
Convocatoria De Creaciones E Historias Sonoras Para Artículos De Análisis, 2018 www.radioimaginamos.org
Convocatoria De Creaciones E Historias Sonoras Para Artículos De Análisis, Laura Romero
CALL for SUBMISSIONS (Spanish version) for works to be critiqued in RadioDoc Review Issue 7, 2018
Editorial: How Women Are Reclaiming Their Power In The Podcast Sphere, 2018 University of Wollongong
Editorial: How Women Are Reclaiming Their Power In The Podcast Sphere, Siobhán Mchugh
This issue considers intimate stories, mostly by women - particularly germane in this era of #MeToo.
Mothers And Daughters In The Digital Private Era: Review Of “A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice And My Mother” By Samantha Broun And Jay Allison And “Mariya” By Mariya Karimjee, Kaitlin Prest, And Mitra Kaboli., 2018 University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mothers And Daughters In The Digital Private Era: Review Of “A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice And My Mother” By Samantha Broun And Jay Allison And “Mariya” By Mariya Karimjee, Kaitlin Prest, And Mitra Kaboli., Michele Hilmes, Professor Emerita
The conditions of contemporary soundwork have sparked an extraordinary flowering of intimate storytelling, much of it told by women. Freed from the bonds of technology, scale, and forms of support and distribution that keep traditional radio relentlessly mainstream, the new “digital privacy” of the last fifteen years has allowed new kinds of stories to be told: or rather, has allowed some of the oldest stories in the world to finally be spoken aloud. In both “Mariya” and “A Life Sentence” sexual violence against women is portrayed in all its complexity, tragedy, and terrible familiarity.
In “A Life Sentence,” Samantha Broun ...
My Eyes Due See, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
My Eyes Due See, Johannes J. Barfield
Theses and Dissertations
My Eyes Due See is a multidimensional examination of the “black experience” in America. The installation is composed of a single-channel video, a music composition that utilizes music samples and live instrumentation, and sculptures made up of car parts and broomsedge grass. Each of these elements arranged in space share a nuanced and complicated view of blackness through the lens of a black man decoding personal history and American history simultaneously. Autonomy is the overarching theme throughout the work as it pertains to race, identity, urban and rural environments, and the relationship between generational trauma and nostalgia.
Good Game, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
Good Game, Greyory Blake
Theses and Dissertations
This thesis and its corresponding art installation, Lessons from Ziggy, attempts to deconstruct the variables prevalent within several complex systems, analyze their transformations, and propose a methodology for reasserting the soap box within the display pedestal. In this text, there are several key and specific examples of the transformation of various signifiers (i.e. media-bred fear’s transformation into a political tactic of surveillance, contemporary freneticism’s transformation into complacency, and community’s transformation into nationalism as a state weapon). In this essay, all of these concepts are contextualized within the exponential growth of new technologies. That is to say ...
Quotations Like The Sharpest Claws, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
Quotations Like The Sharpest Claws, Johanna Robinson
Theses and Dissertations
Quotations like the Sharpest Claws describes a multimedia installation composed of paintings and sound that explores the theory of cognitive dissonance, a controversial psychological model that attempts to explain how we deal with inconsistency in incompatible beliefs. Imagination is given primacy as a source for truth-seeking and world-building. The uncanny and surreal are used as entry points into this topic.
The title is derived from a description of Eileen Myles’ poetry I once read in an anonymous review. Their writing was described as beyond poetry in a way that it could only be described as such when surrounded by “quotations ...
Laminated Paint, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
Laminated Paint, Travis R. Austin
Theses and Dissertations
Though we may not perceive it, we are surrounded by material-in-flux. Inert materials degrade and the events that comprise our natural and social environments causally thread into a duration that unifies us in our incomprehension. Sounds reveal ever-present vibrations of the landscape: expressions of the flexuous ground on which we stand.
Bowraville And Phoebe's Fall: Award-Winning Australian Podcasts From The Media Formerly Known As Print, 2017 formerly Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Bowraville And Phoebe's Fall: Award-Winning Australian Podcasts From The Media Formerly Known As Print, Wendy Carlisle
Digital technology has democratised the audio storytelling space in a quite profound way. This article compares two major podcast investigations produced by established Australian newspaper mastheads: Bowraville by The Australian, and Phoebe’s Fall by The Age. Bowraville examines the unsolved murders of three Aboriginal children in the 1990s – all of whom came from the same small town. Phoebe’s Fall investigates the bizarre death in a garbage chute of a luxury Melbourne apartment building of 24-year-old Phoebe Handsjuk and her troubled relationship with her much older boyfriend.
In depicting what have been described as the three essential ingredients of ...
The Horse's Ass: A Survey Of Comediology, 2017 University of New Orleans
The Horse's Ass: A Survey Of Comediology, William M. Fisk
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
What is comedy? Can someone learn to be funny? Are there rules or guidelines for the production of laughter, the universal language? This paper, which outlines an investigation of successful comedians and the production of a short film, determines to aggregate as many of the relevant prerequisites of inducing giggles as possible, especially as they relate to the audiovisual medium of cinema.