Bryant University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies


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Sitting outside of the Fisher Student Center, on black lacquered chairs, was the location of my soundscape experience. Being outside and an epicenter of activity, the amount of noise there was abundant. I was still outdoors, thus explaining the neutral noise of the environment. Some of the natural, non-human sounds I heard were from insects. A distinct, crescendo buzz came from above in the trees. The timbre was brash, like a trumpet that hit a high pitch note with vibrato. In addition, there were occasions where dried leaves would hit the ground from falling off a branch. This noise was soft, quick as well. But being in front of Fisher, the human activity was abundant.


LCS 280: Introduction to World Music

First Faculty Advisor

Joan Zaretti, PhD