This is Ray Kim, a senior majoring in chemistry.  I do not really play any musical instruments.  I learned a little bit of this and that but I would hardly call myself even an “amateur” at any.  I do not have much background knowledge in music either.  Though, I have been working on some sequencing programs such as cubase and flstudio for several years now.  I somewhat felt that certain things were better for me to be learned than to rely on my raw intuition such as tweaking the sounds because I just could not simply play with the sounds without understanding them.

I was more of an urban and hiphop type of guy, but recently got intrigued by electronic music, especially this genre called dubstep.  I personally feel that acoustic music is the one that is hard to get tired of, and I am wondering how I can connect acoustic and dubstep smoothly while keeping the strengths of both.

But, that is merely my recent interest, and I am willing to try anything interesting that comes while taking this course.  I am definitely willing to collaborate if there is something I can do for the team.

I hope we’d have a great semester taking this course.


My name is Eileen Ceconi and I’m a senior Biological Engineer.   I played classical piano from the ages of 5-15, but I’m pretty rusty by now. I don’t really have any experience creating my own stuff or performing (outside of childhood piano recitals….).  Within the past few years I’ve become interested in electronic music, usually steering towards more minimal stuff.   I’m really excited to play around with different software in this class and learn about sampling; I would love to start doing this in my spare time. Definitely open to collaboration, so if anyone else likes spacey, synthy electronic let me know!


My name is Dan and I’m a senior in Engineering Physics. I have some experience with music theory and performance (guitar and piano) from high school, but would like learn more about editing and synthesizing music.

I also have lots of experience writing software, and might pursue live programming (like this) for the last project. If anybody needs a programmer during this course, I’d be happy to help.


My name’s Jacob Lifton, and I’m currently a senior in Arts and Sciences. I’m a premed Spanish major, but I’ve been interested in music, particularly piano. I’m classically trained, and I’ve been in a couple of bands throughout the years, but lately I’ve had trouble finding people to play with, and I’ve gotten somewhat frustrated with the limitations of learning and playing pieces solo. I very recently realized that electronic music of some sort or another would allow me to produce big sounds just as one person, so I got Logic and a MIDI keyboard, and have been doodling around with various settings and such for a month or so now. I’m particularly interested in writing somewhat danceable/groovy-experimental/jazz electronic music. I’m hoping this class can teach me about sampling, synthesis, mastering, and the host of other techniques that can be used to make good music. Looking forward to it!


Electronic Music 2009 by Charles Cacioppo

A composition of mine from 2009


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