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Blog Post 8

I will be writing about the effect of spatial arrangement and disembodiment on choreography using immersive and interactive computer technologies. It is said that technology in music significantly influences the perception of sound by a dancer due to the principles of time and space in choreography. I say, spatial arrangement and disembodiment should focus on direction of the dancer, proximity, rotation and speed. Music in the contemporary has undergone massive transformation amid the introduction of three-dimensional data methodologies. When music is played, it creates various sensual and tactile experiences. Now through the development of three-dimensional technologies, this has aimed at creating sensorial, sensual, sensible, and sensitive procedures. Hence, these new technologies’ spatial arrangement and disembodiments have contributed to varied impacts on choreography.

However, there can be a case made that other aspects such as the direction of the dancer, proximity, rotation, and speed can affect the spatial arrangement and disembodiment on choreography.This includes how a dancer manipulates sound effect parameters during dancing/performance. For instance, unexpected changes in sound can contribute to movement improvisation by the dancer.Traditionally, sound/music directs and motivates the movement phrases embraced by a dancer. Through a systemic review of extant literature, research will establish how spatial arrangement and disembodiment by the new technologies influence choreography.

paper prompt #2 I.N

Ismanol Noesi

                                       The extinction of natural sounds


         In the latest decades, the use of headphones and boomboxes have contributed to noise pollution and also have deprived some public spaces in parks that were good to enjoy natural sounds. Noise pollution is very present in NYC’s quotidian life. Looking back to the 80’s 90’s, Krokouski describes how  downtown used to be the same noise pollution because of the cars’ klaxon, amulace’s sound, people screaming and so forth. But the difference from today is that in public parks people used to get the sound of the natural world in public parks. Meanwhile, people nowadays have headphones and do not enjoy those incredible sounds. Indeed, when they go there and do BBQ, they won’t be listening to the  environment’s sound, thus they use boomboxes to party.

         Knowing what’s happening at least in latinos area parks, I have the idea that in my area I don’t have any free space to enjoy natural sound. I am referring to Latinos community because that’s where I live and because I haven’t been in other neighborhoods in New York, thus I just have the knowledge of my community and environment around me. Last time I remembered listening to a great natural sound was in Poconos environmental education. 

     Noise pollution has become something normal in my life, I even can say that I don’t feel very comfortable when everything is so quiet. Sometimes when I lay in my bed, I start thinking foolish things, I know that it’s the birth of silence. Meanwhile when I read I used to play symphony or soft music because I feel more comfortable like that, the same happens when I am going to take a shower or do  any shore. Therefore, the boom boxes have an important role in my quotidian life but I really don’t agree too much with the noise pollution in Public spaces.

    In the episode krokowski clearly talks about those sounds around the city. It’s like being forced to hear everything because he had to stay with the window open. After being used to something it is not easy to forget it, maybe that’s why when I am soundless I don’t feel very comfortable but sometimes I like to get to some soundless place.

              The problem is that you can’t not apply a rule in parks, like banned music from speakers because maybe you are violating those rights for the people  because they are in a free area. The thing is that we have a lot of freedom in New York but nobody wants to be in a place without freedom. But in life we always face change and speakers and headphones will give us a great thing but will get many things away from us, and that’s why to me it’s important to keep natural sound alive.


Blog Post #8

In this paper I would like to talk about the significance of noise, although it can first be seen as a nuisance, it could also have positive effects, even if you don’t realize it at first. Noise anywhere can help one gain inspiration and have a new appreciation for sound. In Ralph Ellison’s ‘Living With Music,’ he describes the concerns he had living in his apartment; he heard all these different sounds through his walls, but once he moved away he started to miss all the noises he heard and now he enjoys music more. In ‘Ways of Hearing,’ Damon Krukowski discusses how easy music is at our fingertips through streaming services, which helps people connect more with music. Both Ralph Ellison and Damon Krukowski talk about ways to drown the New York City noise out by listening to your own music that you want to hear, instead of listening to noise you are forced to listen to.

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This is a comparison of the soundscape by. R. Murray Schafer and the article show A.S.M.R Became a Sensation

In this paper i will be discussing how different sounds affect our environment. A big topic brought up was noise pollution and how we choose to not listen/block out certain sounds. In both of the articles ear sensation was mentioned. Through A.S.M.R we listen to sounds that can be a form of serotonin and a mind relaxation sensation. A.S.M.R is a stimulation of the mind with raw sounds. Some. people find it relaxing while other like myself don’t really find it as. enjoyable of an experience. While feeling that way I could also appreciate it. In Schafers article he talks about how the ear is an “erotic orface”. We can experience sensation through many different sounds. Different sounds affect our behavior, our mood, and our environment.

Blog Post #8

Sound is part of our lives, it plays a bigger role and affects us. When sound takes place in a particular setting, it affects its space, or those living in that particular environment. This is known as keynote, according to R. Murray Schafer’s “The Soundscape.” One example is a teenager entering a clothing store that was once a toy store, thus giving him a sense of nostalgia, or memories as to how he once loved that store and the atmosphere it brought in his early childhood. Once the sound is given in a particular environment, it gains value and significance over time by the community living there and therefore gives that place meaning. This is known as a sound mark based on Schafer’s “The Soundscape.” There are real-life examples of how Schafer sees sound and how it affects other people when it comes to sound bringing significance to them. From Damon Krukowski’s “Ways of Hearing” to Ralph Ellison’s “Living with Music”, it explains how sound takes place and affects the things around them.

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I will be writing an essay about “Living with Music” by Ralph Ellison, and ways of hearing episode 2 “space” by Krukowsi.

In “Living with Music” Ralph Ellison says that his life in those days was either live with music or die with noise. In addition,Ralph Ellison tells us how music has changed his living experience of New York City’s noisy life and the importance of music. Ralph says that music will not only calm down when we are in trouble, it will resurrect us. Ralph Ellison is surely right about music and it is extremely useful in our everyday’s life because music helps us to live mentally and physically healthy by keeping away from unwanted noise.

In the Ways of hearing episode 2: Space, Krukowski speaks about noise and his experience growing up in New York City. Krukowski mentions the noise of the city as “less of a roar and more like being hit with a massive wave of sounds and people”. In addition, he examines how digital technology is privatizing public space. Furthermore, listening to our favorite music by using digital technology like headphones, earbuds can help us to avoid unnecessary background noise. Krukowski is right when he said, “when you put in your earbuds, you are creating a private space in a public space”. I agree that using digital technology like headphones, or earbuds and listening to music can help us to get rid of unnecessary background noise. However, there are some disadvantages of using digital technology like headphones or earphones. There are some examples like accidents, ear problems, and taking people away from being socialized.











Listening Through Tech…..

Headphones parachute their way to elevate how we share public spaces yet privately. However, headphones set boundaries and limits to how we share spaces. Although headphones create such greatness for sharing public spaces and limit how we communicate, their acceptance can also be bad for health, and continuous use may Cause hearing loss. How we value our communications skills; depends on how, where, and when we use headphones.
The way we communicate when wearing headphones,  although the acceptance of headphones in workplaces is not tolerated. The implications of headphones have puzzling questions about how we accept our socializing and sharing spaces skills.  Some may find it unhealthy and lack self-esteem.

Though it is for personal use, whether business or pleasure, headphones also restrict and limit one to being in their bubble of space; even though headphones isolate how one socializes, it gives you the experience to share public space privately.

Technology invention of Headphones has helped society reduce noise pollution and sharing of space without disturbing one another. People use headphones to seclude themselves from others. One can now only hear what they listen to rather than what is happening around them.
Loud music is usually heard booming through speakers or boombox; Nowadays, one can attend a party and listen to the music through headphones.
They are not limited to listening to what the disc jockey is playing but can choose what they want to hear.

Headphones enhance how we avoid ear contact, unwanted sounds sound that is of meaning to one ear, the option to share public spaces headphones lays out those choices for us to make.
The jogger, the Teacher, and the train rider all give in to the power of headphones; they are indeed powerful when the sound of a crescendo shot like a kettledrum through your ear feels the adrenaline energy listening to their favorite genre.

But Listening to Schafer and reading Ellison’s essay, sounds are what we listen to and what we hear, as soundscape is a combination of sounds and how the listener perceives it.
One can appreciate each sound as soothing and enthusiastic or find it annoying and disruptive.

Blog Post #8

In Paper #2, based on The Soundscape by R. Murray Schafer, and the article How A.S.M.R Became a Sensation, I will be writing about how sounds play a significant role in today’s lifestyle, such as noise pollution, and how people are rediscovering the sounds that have disappeared into the city soundscape. While I find many A.S.M.R sounds unpleasant, I do agree that A.S.M.R sounds can be therapeutic that can improve our mental well-being by giving a feeling of euphoria. These reproduced sounds and raw sounds of nature are essential for us to be in a state of harmony in the world we live in. 

In The Soundscape and A.S.M.R article, both emphasize wanted sounds that can help enhance our life if we listen carefully. Schafer also claims that “the ear is also an erotic orifice,” likewise people who find triggers in A.S.M.R sounds experience pleasurable sensations. Despite both focusing on listening carefully to desired sounds, Schafer expresses concern over rising levels of noise pollution and how we must find a way to eliminate unwanted sounds. On the other hand, A.S.M.R gives us escape from noises by reproducing the sounds in its natural form to give raw sound experience. The importance of these two articles focuses on what really triggers us when we intently listen to sounds around us and how it changes our behaviors. As more different sounds are added to city soundscape, many people are beginning to seek the sound we had forgotten to listen to.  

Blog 8 (Proposal)

I would like to write a paper about how headphones change the way people turn public space into their own private space. My thesis statement is ” How headphones demarcate personal space”. Headphones help demarcate personal space even though people are using headphones during using public space. They allow people to feel cloistered, safe, and comfortably alone. They give people the power to control an audio environment.

In public spaces, there are many noise pollutions that one doesn’t want to listen to such as traffic noise or construction noise. Digital devices like headphones or earbuds help people calm down by escaping to another favorite place with only just one click. People have the ability to listen to their music like their own thought. It is something that nobody else can hear.

Even though without music, wearing soundless headphones is now a new common thing to block other people. So, we get more privacy than we used to be before headphones were invented. In a crowded and noisy world, a headphone is a small invisible fence that makes space, create separation, help one listen to themselves.

Blog Post 8

This is a comparison about Ralph Ellison’s “Living with Music,” and Damon Krukowski’s “Ways of Hearing- Power”

In “Living with music,” Ralph Ellison describes music as a way to escape from all the noise by his neighbors and the noisy neighborhood. Instead of listening to the noise from his neighbors, he listens to music as a way to get rid of all the noise by constantly hearing it daily. He creates his peace from listening to music and how he hears it. He did mention “In those days it was either live with music or die with noise.” This means that you can choose to continuously hear noise coming from the neighbors, or you can do something about it by creating your own and choosing to listen to music. In “Ways of Hearing- Power,” Damon Krukowski describes music as having numerous ways to enjoy music and block out anything that we do not want to hear. He mentions that we have better technology for streaming music that we no longer have to walk into a record or a CD store to browse for our selected music. Nowadays, we have better means for getting the music we love at our fingertips. By using apps like Spotify and Apple music. To some, music is much more enjoyable now than it was back then because we can use our phones and technology to browse and search for the music that we want from the comforts of our homes, compared to a time when we had to physically go into a record or music store to browse the selection of music that we wanted to hear. Having ways to block out noise with music gives one many possibilities of being in their own world for that period. Listening to music can take you to a place where you dreamt of being, by imagination, thought, and hearing the sounds which you love.