Therisse is currently a student at Cal State Long Beach pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition with a minor in Film. On her free time she writes music, works at a post production studio, and does her duty as a part time superhero.
The installation she plans on showcasing at Soundwalk is a piece by the name of “Sound of Your Soul.” The installation is based around a MAX patch the artists has programmed which uses parts of a person’s being to create an individualized piece of music. The patch analyzes a person’s first and last name, uses a microphone to record their voice, a webcam to take their picture, and uses a heart monitor to document their heart rate. These characteristics are used to drive the tempo, timbre, key, mode, and pitch. The resulting music is unique to the individual and thus is “the sound of their soul.”