Carnegie Mellon University

Theresa Abalos Researches Music Through Storytelling

April 17, 2019

Abalos Researches Music Through Storytelling

Carnegie Mellon University student Theresa Abalos wants to help people feel the world through sound.

"Sometimes, you can't articulate why the world is so complex, but you can engage with it by creating something that's breathtaking and moving, often in healing ways," said Abalos, a junior Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) student in global studies and music performance. She's combining her two disciplines through researching musical practices of indigenous musicians of Argentina.

Abalos is also pursuing a minor in Hispanic Studies and she sees the importance of engaging with topics within their linguistic context.

"The specific language you speak is a lot like music — it's deeply connected to how you feel, how you respond to things and how you think" Abalos said.

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