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  • Evolution of Hip-Hop

    Dan Batista on Acoustemologies
    Here is some audio to compliment my research.
    Posted April 19, 2013.
  • Behind the Lyrics

    Behind the Lyrics
    Dan Batista on Acoustemologies
    Every soundscape is comprised of its own explicit set of ambient sounds. These keynote sounds have helped shape various forms of music each with their own distinct qualities and messages. Hip-hop is no exception. […]
    Posted March 25, 2013.
  • Wrapped In The Rhyme

    Dan Batista on Acoustemologies
    From The Sugarhill Gang, to Tupac and Notorious, to 2 Chainz and Trinidad James, hip-hop has undergone some serious changes. What once was known for mellow lyrics thrown over a beat is now characterized by “at […]
    Posted March 14, 2013.
  • Interesting Room

    Dan Batista on Acoustemologies
    I saw this and thought about our conversations regarding if it is possible to actually achieve total silence. While it may not be total absolute silence I still think this is pretty […]
    Posted February 13, 2013.
  • A Day in the Life of Music

    Dan Batista on Acoustemologies
    Living in a world constantly bombarded by visual stimuli begins to numb ones ability to hear. Our lives have become so focused on what things look like and how we visually perceive objects that we have forgotten […]
    Posted February 11, 2013.
  • The Soundtrack of Slavery

    Dan Batista on Acoustemologies
    Soundtrack Proposal for the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass has had an extraordinary journey from entering the world as a slave, to ending his life as an abolitionist. Throughout […]
    Posted January 25, 2013.