Genealogy of Rhythmic Patterns (Research Post-1)

Installation Idea:

This is a sketch of me explaining my spatial audio idea to a friend. The overall shape is Latin America, drawn on a floor. The X marks the user’s spot. The circles represent speakers, and they placed according to geographic locations, i.e : Colombia, Panama, Brazil, and Uruguay. The rhythms would be coming from the speakers, and every rhythm will be quantized with each other, so they will all be playing on the same BPM.




First Outline of Topics Included


Books/ References:


Other Books:

‘Independent Coordination’  by Jim Chapin

‘Participating Discrepancies’ by Charlie Kyle

‘Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World’ by Diouf and Nwankwo

‘From Shipmates to Soldiers: Emerging Black Identites in the Rio de la Plata’ Alex Borucki.


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Treasure Trash – A song for kids

I wanted to write a playful children’s song, inspired by a Woody Guthrie vibe. I imagine Woody and Oscar the Grouch singing it together.



(Chorus) Treasure Trash, it’s everywhere. Treasure Trash, we all can share…


People throwing things on the street

We’re kicking gold with our feet

The things that we throw away

We all know they’re here to stay


Paper, Plastic, Wood, and Metal

Styrofoam.. and all these chemicals

If you’re wondering what to do with these things

Just throw it in the right bin


Don’t throw away what you just ate

In the same place you dumped the paint

treasure trash, we can use it again

but only if it’s in the right place

We can fix things that are broken, with treasure trash and some imagination

we can have a beautiful world with treasure trash.. you can build your own stash when you don’t spend money using treasure trash.