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1002, Taste of Music, 2011

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{
"label_number": "1002",
"title": "Taste of Music, 2011",
"description": "Four buttons play short musical compositions inspired by the sense of taste. Bruno Mesz, Marcos A. Trevisan, and Mariano Sigman asked musicians to create improvisations in response to basic taste words. \"Sour\" compositions tend to have short notes that are high pitched and dissonant. \"Bitter\" compositions tend to be slower, lower, dissonant, and continuous (legato). The study found similar correlations for \"sweet\" (long, consonant, soft) and \"salty\" (staccato, with short, discontinuous notes). These qualities are demonstrated in the sounds presented here, designed by Bruno Mesz.",

"child_object_collection": [
{"title": "Sour", "description": "High pitch, short duration, high dissonance"},
{"title": "Bitter", "description": "Low pitch, low articulation (legato), dissonant"},
{"title": "Sweet", "description": "Long duration, consonant, low articulation (legato), low loudness"},
{"title": "Salty", "description": "Short duration and high articulation (staccato)"}
],

"tombstone": "Research: Bruno Mesz, MUNTREF Centro de Arte y Ciencia, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina; Marcos A. Trevisan and Mariano Sigman, Laboratorio de Sistemas Dinámicos, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Argentina"
}

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