Sound Map Listening Exercise


Bell Ringing

Bell Ring: When I hear this bell the lines I used wanted to emphasize the sound vibrating continuously throughout but with the solid shapes representing the quick hardness of the sound with the soothing sound that is produced outwards.

Book Flipping

Book Flipping: The swaying lines represent the soft tones of the paper being shuffled from side to side as each page lays together and the beginning and ending sounds of the quick textbook like cover and back for the sides.

Church Hymm

Church Hymm: The tradition humming sound when walking into a church. The sound of tranquility as it loosens the sound with a soft, sweet, and often rising pitch in the song.

Door opening and closeing

Door Opening/Closing: The doors at the church are usually quiet when opening them but the sudden slam can be heard all across the room and then quickly silenced.


Foot Steps on Marble: I wanted the quick etching lines to represent the sounds movement within the space itself. Coming closer at a higher frequency then slowing down coming to a soft stop.


Maracas: The movement of how these things sound should be folloed up with what their actions did. For this I drew in the movement patterns and slow stops to show where the sound comes from. I feel that this was a good example of how the sound starts and where it ends completing it.

Plate on Table

Plate Placing: This quick and subtle sound was a challenge because without directly drawing the object itself, it meant that I had to distinguish the sound and create my own interpretation of it. My reason for setting a small shape in the middle was to represent the quietest sound in comparison to the rest of the plate. The loudest sounds coming from the side of the plate and the faintest sounds coming from directly in the middle.

Wooden Chair Sqeak

Wooden Chair Squeak: This noise was very interesting the first time I heard it. It was loud and very abrupt when it occurred. My drawing here, I decided to take the part of when a person sits on one of the wooden chairs when the noise starts to hit.


About crisnegroni

I have lived in Brooklyn, New York my whole life and I currently live with my sister and my mom in a apartment building in Williamsburg. My mom is from Puerto Rico and my father is from Italy. My mom works as an assistant principal at B-SMART in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York as my father worked as an MTA transit for New York. During my years in highschool , my mother was well aware of my love of drawing. She encouraged me to enroll in a special art program in Manhattan, NY. I was accepted into the Sony Animation Project. It was there I learned about “stop-motion” animation. With a partner, we created two “short” animation videos. At the end of the six month program our work was screened at the Sony Wonder Theatre, where we received a certificate of character creation and cinematography. I attended the program a second time, created more work and received another certificate. After the films were spotlighted on YouTube and the certificates were hung on my wall, it was time to move on. In my Junior year of high school, I came across an application for a fifteen month fellowship with the “Ghetto Film School” also known as GFS. At first glance the application was intimidating and the curriculum seemed exhausting. Did I really want to go to school all summer, nine to five and even some weekends? It seemed like a lot of work. Each film student would receive a professional camera and would learn about directing, editing, writing scripts, lighting, sound, camera operating, and locations. Though there were over one hundred applicants, I got the call: I got in. I received two call back interviews and an orientation; later I was well on my way. After two weeks of class work, traveling all over New York City, visiting college classrooms in Columbia University, and taking trips to HBO and Google offices, each student was assigned final projects. We had to write a script, get it approved, hire real actors, secure a location, and direct the entire six minute short film. Only ten students would be chosen to have their movie screened at Lincoln Center. Guess who won a spot? I had to pinch my mother twice when she heard the news. Fall came, and I was still attending GFS on the weekends. I decided to accept an internship at ISCP- “Into the Studios” funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Here I got to unleash a different kind of art, at a slower pace. I worked in the gallery with other students on painting, sculptures, different types of mediums, and learned the history of other artists. You would think attending programs and keeping my grades up would be impossible, but after the intensity of my summer, it felt like a piece of cake. My heart was in everything, nothing felt like work. In GFS I collaborated on an aired ESPN commercial as the cinematographer and actor. We screened and critiqued in many short films for the class and spoke with directors and guests lectures. By this time, our enormous class had shrunk down to under twenty students, and only five would be chosen to go work on a thesis project in Shanghai, China. After a successful pitch for a lighting director part, I won a coveted spot in the group as one of the five chosen! I was off to film in Shanghai this summer, what an honor! During the end of that week, all of the ISCP students had a gallery exhibit and I was told to bring my parents. As my teachers started talking about me, my mother and I found out that I had won a summer scholarship sponsored by the Joan Mitchell Foundation to go study in Napa Valley, California to the Oxbow Art Camp. I thought my mother was going to faint. As a boy born and raised in Brooklyn, New York this was a life changing experience, an artist dream. As I watched Mr. Jose Ortiz and my wonderful art teachers from the foundation explained to my mother that it was all expense paid and would not interfere with my China trip. All in the same summer, I felt like someone was going to wake me up out of my dream. As the summer came to an end, and I embark in my senior year, I leave many things behind as I look towards my future. I leave my fears, limitations, and my insecurities to dream….I’m in a new frame of mind. Going to Alfred State College is just another milestone I’m gonna have to over accomplish.
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