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Sculpting a mobile musical soundtrack

Hazzard, Adrian; Benford, Steve; Burnett, Gary

Authors

STEVE BENFORD steve.benford@nottingham.ac.uk
Dunford Chair in Computer Science

GARY BURNETT GARY.BURNETT@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Transport Human Factors



Abstract

We present an in-the-wild project to design and study a mobile musical soundtrack that enhances the experience of visiting a sculpture park. As with soundtracks for films and games, the goal was to enhance the emotional and narrative aspects of the experience while remaining in the background. We describe a compositional approach in which we first established a broad musical landscape before treating specific exhibits with detailed musical trajectories. Our study reveals how our soundtrack dramatically shaped visitors’ experiences while they remained largely unaware of its operation. We distil seven experiential factors to be addressed by mobile soundtracks alongside ten compositional guidelines.

Citation

Hazzard, A., Benford, S., & Burnett, G. (2015). Sculpting a mobile musical soundtrack

Conference Name Proceedings of the 33rd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems
End Date Apr 2, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 18, 2015
Publicly Available Date Mar 18, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/28535
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702236
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information doi: 10.1145/2702123.2702236

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