This summer, our mission is to use a series of maps to represent the musical scene in 1920s Paris. Using spreadsheets, web forms, databases, and an array of mapping platforms, we will accumulate information about musical events throughout the decade and analyze it from a geographical perspective. These maps, which will be interactive, will allow us to make connections between composers, patronage, musical styles, location, socioeconomic status, and other yet undiscovered factors. Since I have a lot of programming experience, I will spend time figuring out how to collect, store, and query data, as well as make our more data accessible for whoever finds our webpage. Our audience could be students, professors, researchers, my grandma Muriel, or anyone else who cares to learn more about this topic – an important goal will be to make our research accessible to everyone. I will keep my eyes open for new directions in which to take our research; our results will continually inspire the direction our research takes. I hope to learn something new every day, whether it’s about music in Paris in the 1920s, how to conduct research, how to map or store information in a new way, how to have productive conversations as a team, how to present research, how to write about research, etc. I’m looking forward to the next two months!
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