ICM Final Project Proposal: Sing-Song

music

Title: Sing-Song

What it is: A visual and musical representation of the Trinidad and Tobago language.

How I became interested in it: When I moved to the U.S. 15 years ago there was limited opportunity to speak in my native tongue. I felt silly speaking in other than standard english thinking people would not care to engage if I sounded different. Trinidad and Tobago is a country whose formal language is English, which is a result of British rule. A former colony, the islands were inhabited by the Amerindians (the original inhabitants), Spanish, British, French and Dutch. The language of these inhabiters was mixed with that of the African slaves and East Indian indentured servants to form our unique language that is casually spoken throughout the islands. The language is also influenced by other settlers, including Syrians, Lebanese, and Chinese. It’s a multicultural society –  a characteristic that is certainly represented in our people and language. It’s something to embrace.

Wanting to actively embrace my culture, I used the language in an ICM sketch. The sketch prompted users to record themselves saying some vocabulary words. As I mulled over ways in which to continue with this language learning exercise, I decided to focus on the most unique aspect of the language – it’s rhythm. To hear a Trinidadian speak, is to hear a song being sung. The speech is often remarked for its “sing-song” intonation – a rising and falling inflection.

For my final project, I aim to celebrate the beautiful and unique sound of the language. To present the concept that no matter what your language, you are unique and your sound is indeed beautiful.

  1. Using a microphone, I want to record the sound of words from the Trinidad and Tobago vocabulary being spoken.
  2. Translate the rising/falling inflection of each word into a sketch
  3. and into music

To achieve these things, I will make use of the P5 sound and speech libraries. One possible way to achieve translating the recorded word into music is by using the P5 Convolver. It can emulate the sound of real physical spaces through a process called convolution. Convolution multiplies any audio input by an “impulse response” to simulate the dispersion of sound over time. The impulse response is generated from an audio file that you provide.

I want to also use this project as my PComp final. More physical components need to be incorporated to achieve this,

My audience: Anyone. It would be a playful experience to hear folks speaking words from my language and attempt to do so with the ‘Trini” accent. Though it might sound ‘strange’ to them, I want my audience to see and hear that this unknown foreign dialect can be beautiful.

InspirationAfter watching this comedy sketch, I was convinced that I needed to focus on the sing-song aspect of my speech. Here, Russell is accurately depicting the sing-song happy slang.

This carnival costume was created by Peter Minshall in 1987.  The Merry Monarch is a magnificent grinning gaudy skeleton with multi-coloured ribbon ribs and rainbow rasta locks. His movement is controlled by the masquerader.

The sketches produced by the sound of the word would ideally display vibrant colors. I was inspired by these images.

Questions for the class

  1. Do you think it’s abrupt to ask someone to pronounce a foreign word and record them saying it without first saying it to them?
  2. Is a queue card showing the details of pronunciation sufficient?
  3. How can I introduce the words & pronunciation prior to recording?
  4. I want to expand upon this project to use it for PComp as well. Do you think there is sufficient interaction with physical components to do so?

193 thoughts on “ICM Final Project Proposal: Sing-Song”

  1. I wanted to put you the tiny remark to be able to give many thanks again about the amazing advice you’ve contributed above. It’s generous of people like you giving easily all a few individuals could have advertised as an e-book in making some bucks for their own end, and in particular considering that you could have done it if you considered necessary. The advice additionally acted as a easy way to be aware that many people have a similar desire just as mine to figure out a good deal more around this condition. Certainly there are a lot more enjoyable instances ahead for folks who browse through your blog.

  2. A lot of thanks for all your efforts on this site. Gloria enjoys doing investigation and it’s easy to understand why. Almost all know all concerning the dynamic means you deliver great items on the web blog and as well encourage contribution from other people on that concern plus our daughter is actually being taught a lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the new year. You’re the one conducting a glorious job.

  3. I am just writing to make you understand what a notable experience my wife’s girl had using your web site. She mastered so many pieces, which included what it is like to possess an excellent helping nature to let other people with ease learn some problematic things. You truly surpassed people’s expected results. Thank you for producing these precious, trusted, informative and in addition fun tips about this topic to Lizeth.

  4. Hey there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m
    having a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask! https://cialis.cleckleyfloors.com/tadalafil

  5. Sexual depression, like sexual indulgence, is no different from physical health. It is a bad thing to go back and forth between depression and indulgence. Click:oral sex.

  6. It’s the best time to make a few plans for the longer term and it is
    time to be happy. I have learn this publish and if I may just
    I desire to counsel you few fascinating things or advice.
    Perhaps you can write subsequent articles relating to this article.

    I desire to read more things approximately it!

  7. Those who are more talented than me are not as handsome as me, and those who are more handsome than me are not as talented as me! Click:Fuck.

  8. ボッテガヴェネタスーパーコピー専門店|ブランドコピー財布・バッグの通販、​スーパーコピー時計代金引換、シャネルiphone7ケース|ルイヴィトンiphone7 …

  9. ブランドスーパーコピー後払い,スーパーコピーブランド代引き.

  10. If you want to be young, you need a real person wig, thin hair and white hair, and you still want to slap them? Hurry up and find Do Laimi to send additional issuance! Want to change hairstyle anytime? Do Laimi can wear a real wig.

  11. It only takes one time for a girl to change from a virgin to a woman, and it takes time and practice for a boy to change from a virgin to a man! Click:oral sex.

  12. Sexual liberation will bring more happiness to some people, but it will also bring pain to others. I think some traditional ideas have their own advantages. The key is that everyone is willing to accept some kind of Level of equality concept. Click:Fuck you.

  13. ボッテガヴェネタスーパーコピー専門店|ブランドコピー財布・バッグの通販、​スーパーコピー時計代金引換、シャネルiphone7ケース|ルイヴィトンiphone7 …

  14. 本站針對犀利士效果,犀利士評價,犀利士副作用問題等,進行全盤解析。犀利士?作為男性壯陽保健的首選保健食品,受美國食藥管理局核可,具有顯著延長男性-犀利士

  15. 犀利士又名他拉那非(英文名:cialisr、chinacialisr),是世界三大品牌壯陽藥–?美國禮來製藥廠出品,它的藥效長達三十六小時,威而鋼齊名,是性功能障礙的首選,犀利士

  16. 威尔刚(viagra,台湾名:威而钢)是由美国辉瑞研制开发的一种口服治疗ED的药物。用于治疗勃起功能障碍以及早泄,对于勃起功能减退与早泄有非常显著的改善–威而鋼

  17. Thank you for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I am
    waiting for your further write ups thank you once again.

  18. Great post. I used to be checking continuously this blog
    and I’m impressed! Extremely useful information particularly
    the remaining part 🙂 I care for such information much.
    I was seeking this particular information for a very long time.

    Thank you and best of luck.

    Feel free to surf to my homepage; http://www.lubertsi.net

  19. This site provides a comprehensive analysis of the effects of Cialis, evaluation of Cialis, and side effects of Cialis. Cialis? As the first-choice health food for men’s impotence health care, it is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and has a significant prolongation for men-Japanese rattan

  20. Sexual stimulation is a necessary condition for Granville to exert its efficacy. The stronger the sexual stimulation, the better the efficacy. Emotions, fatigue, anxiety, and the cooperation of a partner will affect the male’s sexual response, and it will also affect the role of Weiergang–Weiergang

  21. Cialis is used to treat male erectile dysfunction (ED). Its pharmacology is to relax the smooth muscles of the corpus cavernosum, which facilitates rapid congestion of the penis to achieve a satisfactory firm erection-Japanese rattan

  22. If you can’t even get an erection, eating Granville is useless! Xu Lanfang explained that male erections need to receive sexual stimulation, such as A-films, A-books, and other sexual desire content, at which time the brain will release —Japanese rattan

  23. Sexual stimulation is a necessary condition for Granville to exert its efficacy. The stronger the sexual stimulation, the better the efficacy. Emotions, fatigue, anxiety, and the cooperation of a partner will affect the male’s sexual response, and it will also affect the role of Weiergang–Weiergang

  24. Cialis is used to treat male erectile dysfunction (ED). Its pharmacology is to relax the smooth muscles of the corpus cavernosum, which facilitates rapid congestion of the penis to achieve a satisfactory firm erection-Japanese rattan

  25. Basically, the blue Viagra is a well-known old medicine, while the yellow Cialis has a long-lasting effect. As for Levitron, the side effects caused by the lower dose are less, so that Taiwan’s annual sales can be expected to reach. Multi-billion dollar market.

  26. Purely to follow up on the update of this theme on your web
    site and would wish to let you know just how much I appreciated
    the time you took to write this valuable post. In the post, you actually spoke regarding how
    to truly handle this matter with all convenience. It would be my personal pleasure to
    build up some more ideas from your blog and come as
    much as offer other folks what I learned from you. I appreciate
    your usual good effort.

    Here is my blog … http://www.44706648-90-20190827182230.webstarterz.com

  27. Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web site,
    and your views are pleasant for new users.

  28. The ingredient of Japanese rattan contains red root grass, which is pungent and sweet and warm in nature. It can replenish the life gate and nourish vital energy. The red root grass can activate the body’s vitality, activate testosterone, and can effectively repair self-damaged cells.

  29. This site provides a comprehensive analysis of the effects of Cialis, evaluation of Cialis, and side effects of Cialis. Cialis? As the first-choice health food for men’s impotence health care, it is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and has a significant prolongation for men.

  30. Basically, the blue Viagra is a well-known old medicine, while the yellow Cialis has a long-lasting effect. As for Levitron, the side effects caused by the lower dose are less, so that Taiwan’s annual sales can be expected to reach. Multi-billion dollar market.

  31. If you can’t even get an erection, eating Granville is useless! Xu Lanfang explained that male erections need to receive sexual stimulation, such as A-films, A-books, and other sexual desire content, at which time the brain will release.

  32. Hey! I understand this is sort of off-topic but
    I had to ask. Does building a well-established blog like yours
    take a lot of work? I am completely new to writing a blog but I do write in my
    diary everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my own experience and feelings online.
    Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for new aspiring blog owners.
    Thankyou!

    My web site – Prima Fresh Keto Blend

  33. This site provides a comprehensive analysis of the effects of Cialis, evaluation of Cialis, and side effects of Cialis. Cialis? As the first-choice health food for men’s impotence health care, it is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and has a significant prolongation for men.

  34. Viagra (Taiwan name: Viagra) is an oral treatment drug developed by Pfizer, USA. It is used to treat erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, and has a very significant improvement in erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

  35. Xu Lanfang reminded male friends that in addition to Granville, medicines such as Cialis and Viratron are all prescription drugs. Therefore, they must be prescribed by a doctor and taken after instructions. Do not take other people’s medicines casually.

  36. As wonderful considering that the audemars piguet city of sails chronograph metallic duplicate hexagonal screw reduce pushers search, they’re a soreness to consider advantage of they will be attached and unscrewed every time to hold water proof in the predicament.

  37. Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d
    ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe
    guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My website discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you might be interested feel free to send me an email.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Excellent blog by the way!

  38. Xu Lanfang reminded male friends that in addition to Granville, medicines such as Cialis and Viratron are all prescription drugs. Therefore, they must be prescribed by a doctor and taken after instructions. Do not take other people’s medicines casually.

  39. If you can’t even get an erection, eating Granville is useless! Xu Lanfang explained that male erections need to receive sexual stimulation, such as A-films, A-books, and other sexual desire content, at which time the brain will release.

  40. If you can’t even get an erection, eating Granville is useless! Xu Lanfang explained that male erections need to receive sexual stimulation, such as A-films, A-books, and other sexual desire content, at which time the brain will release.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.