The connection between emotion and sound is different for many people. This has become apparent through our initial research and we are now in the process of thinking about what we have gathered. For many, sound creates an emotional response triggered by the memory of a certain time. One example being a song played by a parent on a long drive, taking the listener back to that time whenever it is heard. Many people were comforted by familiar sounds and conversely many were affected negatively by sudden or uncontrollable noise. Its this emotional interaction that has attracted our attention.
Under the banner of emotion and sound, we have broken our thought process into several separate strands allowing us to begin generating initial ideas. Strands we have looked into include emotion, environment, instinct, physical activity and sound input. Under the emotion strand for example we have begun looking into the memories and how they are interlinked with the sounds we hear everyday.
Over the next week we hope to create more strands and begin to create strong concepts to develop further.