School of Music Graduating Student Projects & Recitals
Melanie Ashe's Senior Recital performed in Caplan Recital Hall.
QUARANTINE TAPES, a 7 track instrumental project by producer Benny Hennessy.
My research paper is about how the drum machine revolutionized music. The paper ties into my project because it deals with digital music production. I released a 7 track project of my favorite instrumentals that I've made over the course of the school year via Soundcloud. I used the tools that I've learned from previous production and business course to create and market this project. Overall it was pretty successful and I hope that you enjoy it.
For my senior project I wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered a 4-track EP.
System_Error is a four track EP created by Sam Baron. The vision behind the work was to create a collection of electronic tracks that are as danceable as they are ambient. Listening to the end result brings a sort of nostalgia comparable to finding an old tape from 1985. The aesthetic theme was inspired by computer command line coding and the Linux operating system.
In addition to the EP, the research thesis 'Modern Recording, Navigating a blended approach' details the technological and industry wide developments of recording. A modern approach of blending recording in professional studios and recording at home is defined, and a discussion on its implications offers a possible solution to the ever changing nature of the recording industry.
Selections from Nicholas Blum's Virtual Senior Recital.
David Byrd's Virtual Senior Recital.
Mark DeLucca's Senior Showcase performed in Caplan Recital Hall.
Hayley Derbyshire's Senior Recital performed in Caplan Recital Hall.
Lucifers Lounge: From house shows to warehouse events
The progression of a Philadelphia house venue into a fully functioning event organization.
A day in the life of a local talent booker.
Ian Gold and Alec Septien's Senior Project performed in Caplan Recital Hall.
Photo by Skylar Watkins.
My senior project is a culmination of the last three years, especially this school year, and the person that stands before you today.
My entire being is performance-based, so I wanted to do myself justice, and stick to what I want to do for the rest of my life. In the MBET department, there are a numerous amount of singers, rappers, writers, and performers, but never anyone who makes it their mission to push those things to the forefront of business whilst in school, and that is exactly what I wanted to do; to show people that you can be a business man and or woman (or whatever you may identify as) in today's day and age, and still be a performer, singer, and a songwriter. If someone wants something badly enough, they will figure out a way to make it work, and I feel that is exactly what I have done.
Jonah Pfluger's Senior Project Presentation performed in Caplan Recital Hall.
Poster designed by Logan Decarme.
Jacob Shoener's Graduate Recital.
Jacob Shoener - trumpet, vocals, composer
Zack Devine – guitar, audio engineering
Alexandre Delcourt – bass
Dae Jin Hong – drums
Scott Blanke – trombone
Ravi Seenarine – tenor saxophone
Video produced by Jacob Shoener
Audio engineer: Zack Devine
A toy with limited EEG capabilities has been modified to export the data it collects. This data is then imported into Max 8 in hopes to create sound waves from the datas set.
My project is a simple experiment with sonification. Data sonification is the the practice of mapping aspects of the data to produce sound signal. In this case I took a Star Wars Toy that has very limitied EEG capabilities and modified it so I could export and manipulate the data.
Starting in Arduino, I found a code that would help me see the data coming from the toy and store it in my Arduino boards serial port. Once I solidified that, I created an application in Max 8 to read the serial port so I could then manipulate the data it read to produce sound signal.