Stetson Coding Workshop

April 8th, 2016

This spring semester, I once again lead our Digital Arts juniors in a service learning project at the local Boys & Girls Club. The Stetson students designed a game that could be used to introduce key programming concepts to the kids at the club using Processing. In addition, they were responsible for documenting their work [...]

Another Album Challenge

May 15th, 2014

Spring 2014 gave me the chance to teach Audio Recording and Production 2 again. Although it was not during the summer like last time, I decided to keep the album challenge intact. With a much larger class this time, we were able to break into five groups working on five albums! Although there were some [...]

Summer in the Studio

June 8th, 2012

Every other summer, I usually teach a section of Audio Recording and Production 2. This course gives students a chance to continue developing their skills in the recording studio. This year, we decided to push the envelope and set the goal of producing entire albums in less than 4 weeks (something akin to the RPM [...]

ARP mixtape 2012

May 10th, 2012

In addition to computer music, I also teach Audio Recording and Production.  Students learn to work in Stetson’s recording studio and use multitrack DAWs to complete a range of projects.  For their final project, students spend 5 weeks pursuing projects of their choice to demonstrate their skills.  This may range from a studio recording with [...]

MPG in Miami

January 28th, 2012

12 Nights Electronic Music and Art @ Harold Golen Gallery in Miami, FL Just before finals last semester, Matt Roberts and I lead a group of advanced Digital Arts majors to Miami during Art Basel where we performed together as Mobile Performance Group, our student-faculty new media collective and laptop ensemble.  We presented all new material inspired by [...]

Computer Music Finals

December 17th, 2011

With the Fall semester drawing to a close, that means it is time for another set of Computer Music final project videos.  This time my Digital Arts students were directed to incorporate machine listening into their Max/MSP development.  Most of them ended up using the [analyzer~] object, which was originally created by Tristan Jehan and [...]

also apply @ SEAMUS 2011

January 28th, 2011

SEAMUS 2011 @ University of Miami From January 20-22, I attended the 2011 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States national conference with 6 of my Digital Arts students from Stetson. My piece “also apply” was featured in the Genelec Listening Room. I found it to be a nice, relaxed atmosphere for featured composers [...]

FMEA Sound Design lecture

January 17th, 2011

FMEA 2011 Clinic-Conference @ Tampa, FL Title: Enhancing musical skills through sound design Description: Sound design is the process of crafting sonic elements for film or video projects. Practicing this aural art form develops students’ critical listening skills and ability to make compositional decisions. This session will outline the concepts, vocabulary, artists, and software you [...]

Computer Music Finals

December 18th, 2010

It’s that time of year again. Yes, it is the holidays. BUT…it is also time for final projects from my Digital Arts students. The Fall 2010 crop of students in DIGA 461 Computer Music did a fantastic job exploring algorithmic composition via Max/MSP in their fourth and final project. They produced some creative projects and [...]

Senior Research: Eric Baum

December 11th, 2010

Eric Baum recently completed his senior research project for a BA in Digital Arts – Sound.  He decided to design and build a combination electric and bass guitar that he then enhanced with a variety of sensors.  He used the Teabox from Electrotap to manage his sensor connections and built a Max/MSP patch to allow [...]