A little about me

Hi all,

My name is Laura – I’m a senior in the ILR school, also pursuing a minor in business. I’m taking this class out of pure interest, my only background in music is 6 years of piano from 1st to 6th grade. My passion for electronic music started in 12th grade, when one of the classic town stoners showed me the Sub Focus remix of “Hold On” by Rusko. Senior year my itunes library was a bizarre mash of indie pop, pop, and heavy dubstep. I’m surprised I did so well on my AP tests considering I was studying for them while listening to Excision and Datsik, 12th planet, and Skrillex.

Since coming to college my tastes have progressed through the entire spectrum of electronic music, and right now Trance is my favorite genre (anyone else coming to ABGT 100?). For about a year and a half, I was writing for Camelback Music, a music blog that had about 20,000 followers at the time. I wrote a series of workout playlists, and covered new releases and concerts. I have been teaching spinning classes at the Cornell Fitness centers since the beginning of sophomore year, and my goal in these classes is to bring my participants brand new music across the entire electronic spectrum. Sharing new music with people is one of my favorite things to do, so here’s what I’m listening to now:

Polygon Dust – Porter Robinson feat. Lemaitre: This is my favorite track off of his new album Worlds. 

Real Love – Rootkit: I just love the sound quality of the melody line – it’s an effect that is signature to Rootkit.

As far as the class goes – I love to work in groups, and am open to collaborating. I would particularly love to work with anyone who can play an instrument.

Studio Access delay

It seems the studio access data did not go into the doors on Friday as planned! I’m not sure what happened but it cannot be corrected until Monday morning (Labor Day!!) Tuesday Morning. I have updated the due date for Assignment #1, pushing it back to next Tuesday the 9th instead of this Thursday the 2nd.

My apologies for the delay!

Professor Ernste

Key card access to studios?

Hey guys,

Just wondering if anyone else has tried and failed to get into the studios with their key cards since yesterday, or if it’s just me. I’ve tried yesterday and today and couldnt get in either time.

Hello All

Hi all,

I’m Henry, fourth year architect. I played flute throughout highschool and violin in elementary school. I’m interested in learning a medium with which creation can be on-the-go. I love many different kinds of music, currently focused on classical and soundtracks. I have never created my own music as of yet and am very interested in experimenting with the endless possibilities provided by technology. I really wish I could sing and play the piano but haven’t had the chance to take classes, though will be glad to learn if anyone’s willing to teach. I’d be happy to work with people to further knowledge and expertise in the field of music.


My name is Jennifer Lim. I am a sophomore and currently undecided so I am taking a bunch of different classes to see what my interests are. I have played the piano and cello ever since I was young and would like to learn more instruments in the future. I am taking this class because I really want to learn how to produce digital music and know how to use the different softwares. I am very excited and look forward to this class!


Hey everyone I’m Luka. I’m a senior majoring in Biology. Background in music is pretty typical.  I was classically trained and then moved into jazz for the piano and played sax sporadically through high school. I’ve recently begun venturing into more electronic styles of music. I’m a big fan of stuff like Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin, Venetian snares, Prefuse 73, etc. I’ve done a little bit of stuff on Ableton but hardly enough to say I know anything. Pretty excited to see where the semester goes.

Hi everyone

My name is Lily. I am a senior majoring Information Science and minoring Music. I’ve been playing classical piano for more than ten years. I started ukulele and acoustic guitar in college and I’m in the Cornell Ukulele Club. I’m not very familiar with digital music but I really want to learn about it. All the music classes I’ve taken here are more performance and theory based. I’m taking this class and Jazz Piano this semester, which both require producing music using musical knowledge and creativity. I am really excited. I’m looking forward to learning more about digital music, working together with talented people, and creating some digital music works of my own.

Another introduction

Hello — I’m Chris Yu, a senior in computer science. I’ve been playing music in some way since the fourth grade, when I picked up the trumpet. I studied trumpet formally for several years, and I was very active in youth orchestras and ensembles throughout high school (and unfortunately less so during college). For the past few years, I’ve also been teaching myself to play the piano. One of my favorite pastimes has always been just to sit down with an instrument and improvise or play things by ear. I’d love to have the tools to take those musical ideas and turn them into a composition, especially blending traditional acoustic instruments with electronic ingredients. I’m looking forward to taking this class!

A Little About Me

I am currently a senior in Operations Research and I’ve always been into playing music starting with the trumpet in 5th grade and then DJing beginning my freshman year of college.  I am currently a DJ for my fraternity house and also at the local club in college town (Pixel Lounge).  Two summers ago, I worked for a company that rented out sleeping tents to music festival attendees across the US.  I got to see 75 music sets all for free while working at Bonnaroo, Firefly, and Camp Bisco.  I’m very excited to be taking this class and have the opportunity to start making my own electronic music to incorporate into my DJ sets.   If there’s any other DJs in the class (or anyone interested in club music) I would love to collaborate.

hello everyone

My name is Marcus Wetlaufer. I’m a senior communications major but my main interests are music and radio related. I’ve been a radio DJ for around 8 years now and I’ve interned for 2 summers at SiriusXM as a music programmer (which sounds like coding but its not- I helped plan/organize/segue media content) and I’ve also interned at Atlantic Records and at the Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans sister labels in A&R and music discovery. I spend nearly all of my free time listening to and exploring new and niche fields of music. I also collect records and play guitar (poorly). I think there is so much room for creative and beautiful music in the digital space, especially in new and experimental music. I am so often inspired by the things i hear when it comes to computer generated and assisted music that this class seemed like the perfect place to expand my knowledge and get involved in the creation of it as well. Generally, I am fascinated by all things music-related and so this class really excites me as it looks like I am going to learn a lot about my greatest passion.

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