Pop & Poem Typewriter
Fall 2016

Pop & Poem Typewriter is an interactive web-based project where users type a poem while triggering sound clips from various pop songs that read out whatever letters users are typing.

Project Demo: Pop & Poem Typewriter (for a better experience, please open the link in Google Chrome)

Pop & Poem Typewriter is my midterm project for Code of Music class at NYU Shanghai. Each of the 40 Keys including A-Z(26), 0-9(10), Delete, Period, Comma, Space is linked to a small wav clip cut out from a pop song where the singer(s) spell out the letter or word. As you type a poem, a song made of those corresponding small clips will be triggered at the same time. I was looking to translate text into music to form the link between visual and aural via the contrast between letters in poem and pop music sound clips. To be honest, this project doesn’t have to involve poems, thus any text would trigger a piece of musical collage of short sound clips. I hope people could get a brand new experience of typing with the aural feedback that’s seldom happening when people type except for the monotone keyboard sound or the sounds of fingers hitting the buttons.

Song list:

A - The Jackson 5 - ABC

B - The Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be

C - Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft. Charlie Puth

D - Fergie - Fergalicious

E - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can’t Hold Us feat. Ray Dalton

F - Noah And The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

G - Girls’ Generation(소녀시대) - Gee

H - Jay-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A.)

I - Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like A Love Song

J - Jason Derulo - Don’t Wanna Go Home

K - The Script - If You See Kay

L - Madonna - Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Feat. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj)

M - Village People - YMCA

N - Ke$ha - Dinosaur

O - Nicki Minaj - Anaconda

P - Aretha Franklin - Respect

Q - 5 Seconds Of Summer - 18

R - Paramore - The Only Exception

S - Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl

T - Justice - D.A.N.C.E.

U - Katy Perry - Hot N Cold

V - Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E

W - Beyoncé - World Wide Woman

X - deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way - Professional Griefers

Y - MAGIC! - Rude

Z - Spice Girls - Wannabe

1 - Drake - One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)

2 - Justin Bieber - Sorry

3 - Britney Spears - 3

4 - Feist - 1234

5 - The Proclaimers - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

6 - Far East Movement - Like A G6 ft. The Cataracs, DEV

7 - Lukas Graham - 7 Years

8 - Lady Gaga - Monster

9 - Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness

0 - Eminem - Space Bound

Delete - Maroon 5 - Unkiss Me

Period - French Montana - Figure it Out ft. Kanye West, Nas

Comma - Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall

Space - Taylor Swift - Blank Space