Translating the stars into music
Sound Design for Theatre project creates song from constellation pattern
What would the constellation pattern above UMKC's Miller Nichols Library sound like if it were superimposed onto a Victorian-era music box disc?
To find out, Daniel Warneke -- an MFA in Sound Design student -- created "Stella's Starlight" for the Marr Sound Archives' Stella music box. Dwight Frizzell, UMKC Theatre instructor, then created a composition from the disc's contents that debuted at the Kansas City Art Institute in early October.