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Jenny Johnson


Given my diverse background, I wanted to develop a thesis that reflected my various interests in music and science. I discovered the thrill and freedom of electronic music in my junior year, and this sound installation, “Euler”, is an exploration of the intersections present between math, music, and nature. I found with continued investigation that these three aspects are intrinsically connected, which can be shown musically through careful compositional techniques. Using sounds recorded from nature, specifically sounds I recorded on my trip to the rainforests of Costa Rica this winter, I had my “notes” to form my composition, and my responsibility was then the same as any other composer: create something that evokes thought or emotions from sounds. With this interactive sound installation, I hope to pass the proverbial baton to the audience so they themselves can be the composers and surround themselves in a rich sound and visual space.