The Giver Revisited, Revised.
My original project worked with the fleeting nature a section of the text, The Giver. In the specific passage, the protagonist, Jonas, realizes that he can see in color while the rest of his community can see in black and white. In my original project, I focused on the fleeting nature of this change through the musicality of language. Using different languages for the section of text that describes when he sees in color instead black and white brought a new level to the musicality of the text. In my final project, I used the audio from my proto-project and a couple additional recordings of the same text. I attempted to begin the audio focusing on the sounds, then by the end, focusing on the language. At approximately 10 seconds into the piece, I hinted at the theme of the language, but moved back into sounds. I had a difficult time disconnecting the meaning and words from the sound. To do so initially, I began by putting soundwaves that looked similar together. This allowed for the different languages to be next to one another without realizing they are different languages. I found that repeating one sound while multiple times created a interesting echoing effect musically. I found that cutting words in half created another interesting effect that focused on the musicality of the sounds. Overall, this project challenged my creativity, as I did not believe I was musically talented. I found that by playing with the sounds and by creating the sound to language form helped put my piece together.