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redesigning musical structures through participatory technology

Musical structures as they stand are restrictive, yet creation often requires structure to flourish - ivy on a beam, moss on a log. This new compositional structure exists as a response to this conflict, providing a modular format of structural design, one that is deeply personal and inherently growable. Ten close friends experience fundamental emotions - anger, sadness, joy, surprise, laughter, disgust. Muscular response data is recorded and analyzed, with universal common artifacts reconfigured into a new musical scale. Levels of recurrance determine melodic structure and visual waveform define scale order, a visual language emerging from the new structures.