What it is: A visual and musical representation of the Trinidad and Tobago language.
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.
- Using a microphone as input, I want the user to record him/herself saying a vocabulary word.
- The unique sound of word would be analyzed, which shows the rising and falling inflection.
- A panel will be created to house record, stop and play buttons. The user will utilize these to record their speech.
- The rising/falling inflection of each word will be translated into a P5 sketch
- and (possibly) into music and a physical drawing
An enclosure will house the buttons for recording and playing the sound. A microphone and speaker will also be included in the box.
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.
The sketches produced by the sound of the word would ideally display vibrant colors. I was inspired by these images.