Creative Collaborative Music Piece
Fellow Humesters Tomas Quintero, Bryan Tran, and I have worked together to write and record an original song. We will be using key words and phrases from our readings as lyrics. We are currently working on it, but below is a recording of the very first draft of the first section of our song along with some pictures.
Creative Individual Non-textual Piece
For my individual non-textual piece, I decided to use music to display a form of revolution. I created a medley of popular songs through different time periods. This is just a draft, but so far, I have a medley of these 6 songs:
- Fly me to the Moon, made famous by Frank Sinatra (1964)
- Hey Jude by The Beatles (1968)
- Just the Two of Us by Grover Washington Jr. (1982)
- My Heart Will Go On by Céline Dion (1998)
- A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton (2002)
- Stay With Me by Sam Smith (2013)
When we hear songs that are 49 years apart, we can spot the difference in musical styles. This medley shows how something such as music will change very gradually over time. Revolutions don’t always have to be a sudden, abrupt shift in ideas. Revolutions can have the same drastic change, just spread out over a long period of time. Below is a pictures of the notes I made to myself while planning out the medley.
Creative Individual Textual Piece
For my creative textual piece, I decided to create a word map centered around the word “Humanities.” I tried not to overthink it and I usually wrote down the first thing that came to mind. I drew lines connecting bubbles that I felt had an especially strong connection. I think this word map emphasizes the total interrelatedness between the humanities and all other subjects. When initially trying to come up with a theme for my portfolio, the thought of music came into mind. However, I thought I would have trouble trying to connect music to the topics we learned about in class. I eventually realized that humanities can really be connected to almost anything. When someone first sees my website and listens to the recording, they might not believe that this is a humanities portfolio. If so, only after they spend some time exploring my website that they realize how strong the relationships are between different fields. Ultimately, the goal of my portfolio is to showcase my work in the context of the importance of relating topics to the humanities.