Jacob Fennell VS MFA Thesis 2009

A Construct for Imagination Through Sound and Interaction

This text explores the elements of sound and ambient music, and how they create an environment for a listener’s imagination. Research includes the function of music and sound in cinema, the organization of sound based on intention and emotive properties, and creating a physical structure for the engagement of sound as an interactive installation. The resulting project is an electronic instrument that explores sound as a generative medium possible of creating imaginative worlds with no didactic visual component. This project takes the form of an installation of five glowing orbs that hang inside a geodesic dome. The orbs interact with the audience through the participant’s proximity, changing the balance of the installation’s soundtrack.

56 albums

Spring 2009

217 albums

MFA in Visual Studies Thesis Works