BLOG Sound Art: Listening

First Sound Work

For my sound work that is experienced without hearing, I generated text in python. I am interested in the ways in which the brain remembers how to pronounce words based on meter and rhythm. By rewriting text with rhymes, I noticed that the new sounds for pronunciation conflicted greatly with my previous memories. Yet I still followed a somewhat similar pattern in pronouncing them.

I replaced text for the famous “To be, or not to be” speech in Hamlet, the information on a package of staples, and a cereal box. I enjoyed physically changing the names of words.