Tag: Music 1421

Assignment 0: Thomas Bastis

Hello, my name is Thomas, and I am a Computer Science major from the College of Engineering taking this course to fulfill both a breath requirement, and my desire to learn an interesting skill from an elective (something I wish was easier to do!). I’ve always been quietly interested in pursuing some avenue of music as a hobby one day, be it ‘real’ or digital, but a good opportunity to begin learning didn’t manifest until now. I have no music experience at all, but I hope to make this class the beginning of a lifelong hobby of creating digital music.

MUSIC 1421 (Assignment 0)

Hi guys, I’m Anshu. I’m a master’s student in aerospace engineering and robotics, interested in going into acoustics, sound design, as well as just composition in general.

In terms of musical background, I’ve played classical piano for almost my whole life, and I’m trying to branch out to jazz and hip hop after taking MUSIC 2421 last semester. I’ve recently been working on personal projects with Logic Pro X and Ableton Live, and I’m hoping to get a lot more out of the class this semester with more advanced techniques.

One of the things I hope to achieve this semester is to get more acquainted with the available tools at the UI level. There’s definitely a lot thrown at you when using the software, and knowing how to properly use them can come in handy when you’re trying to get that perfect sound. I would like to get better at that by the end of this class.

I’m for sure interested in collaborating with others, so if you play drums, saxophone, or guitar, let me know, because I could use a lot of help in my songs too. Starting off in 2421 was pretty difficult composition-wise; it’s a new challenge to get settled with the tools at the same time as understanding musical form (which I still haven’t gotten down). Being able to collaborate with others allows for so much more creativity, and I’d like to have more of a natural feel to the music I write, rather than relying on electronic instruments.

That being said, feel free to check out any of my music on SoundCloud:

I hope to get to know you all better, and let me know if you’re interested in collabing!

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