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Assignment 0: Chris O’Brian

Hey everyone – I’m Chris O’Brian, a senior CS major. I can’t say I know a whole lot about electronic music, nor do I have a whole lot of experience in this area….but it’s something I’ve been trying to learn about for quite a while. I’ve been playing guitar for quite a while (since 3rd grade, maybe?) and know a little bass and piano, too. I played a lot back in high school with a couple student groups, but I haven’t really had the chance to get anything serious rolling here at Cornell, but I still play when I can. I haven’t done much composing of my own pieces, aside from a few improvisation recordings and am looking forward to this class giving me some experience with that and letting me put together some cool stuff!

I’d say I’m coming at this class from the technical side: I’ve got a bunch of experience working as an “audio editor” and board op — idk what the right words for this jobs are — but I know my way around Pro Tools and I’ve been working for nearly two years now on-and-off with Cornell Productions and Bailey Hall running sound for events. This has been giving me a little peak into the work of digital music synthesis, sequencing, etc. and I thought it would be fun to learn more by taking this course.

Plus, I am always willing to collaborate on cool projects! Lmk.

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