Research Topic<br /> Drum, Music and Art<br />Background<br />Ways of releasing stress.<br />Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health. <br />Current research is now verifying the therapeutic effects of ancient rhythm techniques.<br />Accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self. <br />Proposal<br />
Problem Identification<br /> There are so many therapies available nowadays in release stress. This is an experimental installation by combining several different therapies to test whether it will boost the effect or counter. <br />Aim and Objective<br /> Experiment the effect of stress release by combing several therapies.<br /> Aim to help people find an easy way in release stress.<br />Motivation<br />Help people find the way to release stress efficiently in this busy world. <br />Help people to maintain mental health besides than physical.<br />Motivated by therapies nowadays<br />Ideation and Concept<br /> Combine drum, music and color and set like a stage.<br />Freely express their feeling and release stress.<br />
Survey<br />A survey has been done online to see<br />how people manage their stress and <br /> their knowledge on therapies available <br /> available nowadays.<br />Research & Analysis<br />
Result<br />Most of the participants are student, the rest are workers.<br />Almost all of them feel stress in study/working environment, and half of them even used to feel like want to burnout.<br />Most of them look forward to have a small space in their school/ company to relax their mind.<br />About 40% of them not aware of consequences of being overstress.<br />They prefer listen to music while they feeling stress, and following by having some massage or go for spa. <br />Most of them don’t know what is cognitive therapy and art therapy.<br />They enjoy listen to R&B, Jazz and Rock genre music.<br />
<ul><li> Drumming places one in the present moment: Drumming helps alleviate stress that is created from hanging on to the past or worrying about the future. When one plays a drum, one is placed squarely in the here and now. One of the paradoxes of rhythm is that it has both the capacity to move your awareness out of your body into realms beyond time and space, and to ground you firmly in the present moment.
Many benefits e.g.: Produce deeper self–awareness.
Experimental</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Art Therapy: Art therapy is a form of therapeutic practice which uses art in order to express their emotions and problems. User can express their feeling and creativity in this therapy.
This therapy can make users relieve their stress very quickly in a direct way. There are many tools that user can use for example paint, water color, pencil, pen, and many more.
Users express the mood on a board or cardboard and randomly create a unique painting by splashing, drawing, coloring, graffiti and others.</li></li></ul><li>Idea Development<br />Sketches<br />1st Sketch<br />2nd Sketch<br />
The final project will be look something like this:<br />
Arduino drum kit will be used in my installation. 3 drum alike device will be create and Arduino drum kit will be used to connect the device and computer. <br />Arduino Drum Kit<br />
Arduino Drum Kit Tuning<br />Drum kit tuning is a code or program that will set the output sound when <br />the device is hit or detected. The output effect is depends on the input <br />we set. <br />The areas that can be tuned in drum kit is play time, velocity, midi channel<br />and many more.<br />