For my final project, I wanted to revive an old unfinished piece from last semester. I wanted to weave the realms of digital and analog in a musical context. I also wanted to create the conversation of digital music as an accessible medium to creating music for those who aren't well-versed in musicianship but also a possible impediment with limitations for those who are. By creating a harp that can be played and never "sound wrong" by most everyone but also taking away much control such as dynamics, physical touch, and a larger note range to improvise with, I visually demonstrate the conversation being conveyed. Unfortunately, before show time, the harp malfunctioned and didn't work, this could also be a critique on the lack of reliability with digital scapes to work with in music, but I still wish it did work.
May 2, 2018
Final Blog: For my final project I decided to create a t-shirt design. Many people are creating t-shirt designs with writing of their own or someone else's, much like Virgil Abloh with off-white, so I decided that I would try it out. I had a few of my friends each create a design on the shirt along with my own. In the center of the shirt I was going to do a screen print of “project black” but just from financial issues, I had to re-think my approach. I decided to safety pin the “project black” to the shirt much like a track jersey, the back was supposed to have a safety pinned number as well, but it did not turn as well as the front. Overall, I think that I could have pushed this project more, I was not completely satisfied with this project at all. I really think being able to screen print the “project black” on to the shirt would of made it look a lot cleaner. Moving forward, when I do have a better financial situation I am going to create this t-shirt how I now envision it and make it part of my wardrobe.