Audio Technology

Body of Music debuts

Body of Music debuts

Posted on Dec 16, 2013

Anatomy and Physiology student Chelsey Harding works in a clinic where many patients suffer from back pain.

Patrick Stowe and Ben Will are audio technology students. Neither have set foot in a biology classroom. But when Harding described the feeling of degenerative disk disease as “grinding,” Stowe and Will got it.

They produced a three-minute piece that interpreted the disease musically.  It starts out upbeat New Age, with an even beat, symbolic of health. There’s the sound of a wave crashing on a beach. Around the one-minute mark,  a few minor notes are heard. The beat speeds up. The New Age sound morphs to a high-pitched, techno style that abruptly sputters out and dies.

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