Final Project

My name is Hanxiang Hao, a master student in ECE department. I’m also a percussionist in CU Winds and I used to play in post-rock, punk and pop-rock bands in college as a drummer. So if anyone looks for a drummer or wants to work with me in project, feel free to contact me!


Hi everyone!

My name’s Jacob Grossfeld and I’m a current senior in Arts and Sciences majoring in Economics. I’ve been playing guitar and bass for around 8 years now, and I’ve spent some time in the past writing and recording music although I will admit that my production has receded since I went to college, which is partially why I signed up for this class. However, I still devote a significant portion of my time towards music, as I’ve become involved in both the on-campus radio station, WVBR, the student run record label, Electric Buffalo Records, and have some experience working in the business and administrative fields of the music industry. I’ve always been super intrigued by the idea of producing music and have been looking for an instructional hands-on course on DAWs and recording and whatnot for awhile, so I’m super excited to be here. Thanks!

Music 1101, a class alternative

To all students looking to join a music course this semester but who were unable to get into Music 1421–particularly Frenshman and Sophmores who might be thinking of a major or minor in music–I have a recommendation: 1101 Elements of Music, taught by Prof. Andrew Hicks.

As a past a future guest of the course, I can highly recommend it for its nicely-intermingled historical and hands-on/practical approach. A syllabus for the semester is attached for your perusal. Feel free to ask me or contact Prof. Hicks if you think the course might be right for you.

Music 1101 Syllabus

Final class concert

Final semester concert, May 15th at 2pm in Lincoln Hall B20

Concert Order (with rehearsal time in parenthesis):

Joseph Simmons (10:30)
TJ Hurd and Wesley Jung (10:50)
Shining (Christina) Sun (11:10)
Amy Lin (11:30)
Albert Kung/Ryan Lin

Thomas Torng (11:40 … please show up earlier to setup) — Intermission

Adit Arya (12 noon)
Paul DeVito (12:20)
Pehuen Moure  (12:40)
Emre Findik
Miguel Palines (1pm)
Jenae Lowe (1:20)

Anyone looking for a project partner?

Hi everyone,

I’ve been thinking about ideas for the final project and was wondering if anyone out there wanted to team up with a saxophone player (me)?


-Jenae (mjl347)

Tuesday and Thursday project #2 presentation

Below are the (randomly selected) group presentation dates and order. Again, if you have not already, please let me know what equipment you need for your performance/presentation. We are planning to present and discuss these in B20 but you are free to use another space as the project seems appropriate (another motivation for us to view the concert and installation pieces together yesterday). Let me know if I can help secure an appropriate space for your idea.

Let me know if there are any errors in the group listing below…one or two of you never wrote and so I am going on a verbal discussion.


Group 1:
– TJ Hurd
– Wesley Jung

Group 2:
– Amy Lin
– Ryan Lin
– Albert Kung

Group 3:
– Paul Devito
– Adit Arya


Group 4:
– Thomas Torng
– Christina Sun
– Emre Findik

Group 5:
– Pehuen Moure
– M. Jenae Lowe

Group 6:
– Joseph Simmons
– Miguel Palines

Ableton refresher for future reference

If you haven’t installed PD yet scroll down one post.


I missed the live performance last week but since I spent a lot of time on it, I figured I might as well not let my effort go to waste. Since Macs have a record screen function, I realized I could also showcase a few of the cool things Ableton has that you may or may not have seen.

My project focuses on using MIDI instruments, rather than taking samples from online. This means I can play any song I want (or rather, the audience wants), and probably make a mashup too. In hindsight though, I recommend making your drum tracks before a live performance… Unfortunately there are some limitations to using MIDI instruments in Ableton, which are very evident at the transitions.

Anyway, have fun! You may or may not recognize the song.

Thomas Torng

Hi Everyone

My name is Miguel and I’m a junior in the ILR School. I used to sing and play piano consistently when I was younger but now I enjoy focusing my efforts into producing music. I only recently started to explore music production as I have always been a fan of hip-hop. As I grew older however, my music taste diversified immensely and I now enjoy listening to house, electronic, indie rock, r&b, jazz, soul, and every subcategory in between. Being exposed to hip-hop all these years, I have always been more appreciative of the lyrical side of music, but as I grew to love all types of music, I have come to embrace every aspect of a musical art piece, from the drums and bass, to the effects, and to the instruments I never even used to notice. And I have always considered music to be my favorite art form, because it always resonated with me the most.

Having such a strong connection to music, it was only a natural step for me to start experimenting with making my own. Since my skills in computer music production and performance are only average at best, I hope that through this course, I can master the music software and performance tools necessary to make me a more creative musician. I want to familiarize myself with the music software as much as possible and learn to perform as such. I want to be able to produce a piece of music from any genre I feel like doing. In short, I want to translate all my creative musical ideas into reality. And the best way I can see myself doing that is through this course. Thank you for reading and I hope to learn as much from you guys as I will from this course!



Project 1 performances, March 8th and 10th

Here is the randomly generated order for this coming week’s in-class performances:

Tuesday March 8th: Thursday March 10th:
Adit Arya Amy Lin
Wesley Jung Albert Kung
Joseph Simmons Emre Findik
Shining Sun Pehun Moure
Ryan Lin Jeffrey Hurd
Thomas Torng M. Jenae Lowe
Paul DeVito Miguel Palines


Office Hours for Music 2421

Hey all,

This is your TA Charlie. I’m just writing to let you know that I’m available every Thursday from 2-3pm in room 125 (Lincoln Hall) if you need assistance with class work. Don’t hesitate to stop by if you want some extra help.

Best, Charlie

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