LaVaaz: The sound, the stories, the process & the next step

LaVaaz: The sound, the stories, the process & the next step


Danielle Turner


Download Paper (.pdf) (163 KB)

Download Presentation (.pdf) (362 KB)

Download EP (.zip) (227.6 MB)

Download Video (.mp4) (1247.5 MB)


“Kenopsia” is an extended play featuring four original recordings of electronic, jazz-hop style music. I will write, arrange, and orchestrate the songs in an electro-acoustic format which includes the use of Ableton to design synths, textures, and various other electronic elements, and also multi-tracking vocals, trumpet, and live drums to be featured on these tracks. Furthermore, I will also be experimenting with running trumpet through digital effects to create unique sounds and textures that will make up a bulk of the EP’s sonic palette. Each of the songs in this EP will be connected to the word Kenopsia which according to the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows means, “the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet—” For me, I see this word as a metaphor for my memory and the feeling I get when I visualize the fading imprints left by meaningful people who are no longer part of my life. As an extension of the recordings, “Kenopsia” will also include a live performance video of one of these recordings and artwork to help promote and market the EP online. For the video, I will record a live performance of a sophisticated multi-tracked arrangement that sounds very close to the recording. For the artwork, I will work with my sister, a talented artist, who will design concept art connected to the governing concept.

Publication Date



Valencia (Spain) Campus


Project Components: paper (.pdf), presentation (.pdf), EP (ZIP file containing 4 .wav files), video (.mp4).

LaVaaz: The sound, the stories, the process & the next step