Wk 10 – Activity – Student Choice

This week, we were allowed creative freedom to do anything artistic we wanted, whether it be a performance piece or a sculpture, and to this I have to say one thing:

Its about time something like this happened.

I have always enjoyed music. I compose music. It isn’t fantastic, but it is decent enough to entertain my friends, but this spring break I have finally found the time to make something of my time and get back into composing, and this past week I wanted to experiment with using the same melody line to spark different emotions given different frames of context. I usually compose retro 8-bit tunes for small game developers and people’s youtube channels, so it was nice to be able to find the time to experiment!

Each song starts off with a simple intro, then it follows up with the same melody line, followed by a continuation of the song. Yes these songs were a tad formulaic, but I needed to make them formulaic in order to have at least a droplet of scientifically valid proof! Here is what I came up with!

Granted, I’m not very proud of how some of these tunes are somewhat… unpolished, but I had to compose music outside of my comfort zone in order to bring science to this artwork! And I believe I proved within a reasonable doubt that, yes, even if someone is listening to a melody line, the frame of context will help them feel an emotion that can be drastically different from song to song!

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