From Dr. Dre to J. Cole: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop

Travel back 16 years to 1999 when one of the most influential figures in the American hip-hop scene released The Aftermath, a groundbreaking album that sold over 6.6 million units in four years. Number 23 on Billboard’s Hot 100 at the time, “The Next Episode” featured on Andrew ‘Dr. Dre’ Young’s album sunk itself so […]

Sound Art: The Listening Experience

Sound Art In the last few decades, the term sound art has arisen within both the musical and artistic communities through an avant-garde use of sound to incentivize its interpretation. Components of Sound The unsuspecting acoustic environment supplies the medium for sound art. As all sounds in an environment collectively compose a soundscape of the acoustic […]

The Sonic Journey of a Soldier

INTRODUCTION A Meditation on Normal Sonic Tendencies Embedded in Human Culture The human experience results from our cumulative life experiences. As we see, feel, and hear our way through life, we will all travel through different landscapes, emotional states and soundscapes. All objects emit sensory information that influences who we are and the lives we […]