Posts Tagged ‘music’

What Happened at the Maker Faire???

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Even though I was not one of the lucky attendees of the Maker Faire this year I was still able to get a wonderful play by play of the events that occurred in the span of the weekend. What I found out was certainly words of praise from the children young and old that attended the faire. Everyone who stopped by the Cogswell booth and interacted with the group that composes the new class, Genre Electronica, loved what they saw… or heard, rather. Our group of talented students had a few different setups and were recording sounds from anyone passing by who would be willing to lend their voice. After they recorded some samples from people, they would begin to compose dance music. There was even a couple of young professionals that were begging our students to upload to YouTube the rap that they laid down as part of the demonstration. Overall, this was a spectacular event for Cogswell, Genre Electronica and everyone involved. Congrats to you guys!


Halo 4 Music

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Hey Everyone!

I was browsing some digital audio articles today and came across a behind the scenes video for the music of Halo 4. In it they talk about how melding the digital and analog sounds and how creating something different really takes a fresh look at the scene. This is very much what the audio students here at Cogswell do, I have seen them work on projects like Worlds Apart and Genre Electronica and it really reflects what the professionals are trying to hard to do: Create Something New but still familiar. In addition to that, there is the eternal struggle of keeping both sides of a project just as high quality as the other, without a compelling soundtrack, a really pretty visual can fall flat. Anyway, I really enjoyed the video and I thought you guys might like it as well. Hope it inspires you to go out and make more amazing music and sound.

Genre Electronica Preview 2

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Genre Electronica Preview 2
Hey everyone!

One of the Genre Electronica guys popped by my office yesterday and gave me another preview track for you to check out! He told me everyone is working hard to get this album ready for you! I personally can’t wait! I love good music and have a real hard time sitting and doing work if I don’t have something playing in my ear. On top of loving good music, if I know the artist, it makes it that much better for me! I hope once this album is released you will all support the talented artists and purchase the album. On a side note, I have some inside information for you, if you end up buying the physical copy of the album, I know the guy who is doing the album art and I know that its going to look awesome! So, if you are like me and enjoy displaying your albums, this will definitely be a great addition to your shelf.

Ok, I have rambled long enough, onto the next preview, this one is called Bad Advice by Jase Fase.

The first preview was called Switch Up and it was by Francesco Grieco.

Genre Electronica Preview

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Demo from Genre Electronica
Exciting news here!

I recently got the giant privilege in being invited to the preview of the Genre Electronica class here at Cogswell. The class is all about creating a studio level album by collaborating with your classmates while also doing some solo tracks. It’s a small group of artists working on the album right now but every one of them is extremely talented and it wasn’t hard to hear while sitting in the preview that every one of them will be famous someday.

A name for the album hasn’t been released yet but as soon as it is, I will be sure to let you know. Hopefully we will get a couple additional tracks to listen to before they release the full album, but for now, I leave you with their teaser track. Enjoy!!!

Dare of the Week: 005

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Top 10 Study/Doing Homework Songs

Oh wow, I can’t believe its already time for the next dare! I was sitting and trying to come up with something a little different that ANYBODY could do and I think I have a good one. So here is comes ya’ll!

Dare of the Week: 005
Make a list of your Top 10 Study/Doing Homework songs!!!

The benefit to this is that you will be posting your lists in a public area, people will read them and could check you music that they might not have ever tried listening to otherwise. Post your lists here:


Symphony of the Goddesses

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Symphony of the Goddesses

Hey Peoples!

If you hadn’t read here earlier, we had an alum work on the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony. Well, after the two shows in LA and London, the show took a 3 month hiatus and revised the show for its big 2012 tour. This included taking some movements out, adding some and re-working some of the visuals (this is what my inside source told me at least). I might also add that they re-packaged the show as well and are now calling it The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. The best part of all this news to me is that IT’S COMING TO SAN FRANCISCO!!! I’m totally going, see you all there!

If you want to get the skinny on the concert go check out this full article at Destructoid.

Also, this is the link the Symphony of the Goddesses’ Official Website.

P.S. Fun Fact – did you know that the Producer and Director of these shows was the Editor on both Project X films? Crazy right!?!?


Fusion Awards were out of this world!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

fusion award night 2011

The 2011 Fusion Awards were a big hit this year.  Most people were dressed smart (the posters did say ‘dress to impress, dress like a spy), the decorations were of stars and planets and dragon eggs, and the food was delicious.  The trophies were new as well this year and a big hit.  Similar to the one from the previous year they had the classic ‘dragon egg’ look that Cogswell Students so love.  The event was defiantly one of the fanciest events held on campus, perhaps only comparable to senior night.  Dresses varied from prom dresses and tuxedos, to simple cocktail dresses and polo shirts with slacks.

It was really great that this year the teachers of the different fields being judged came up and talked a bit about the category before the nominees were announced.  It was really refreshing to get to hear a nice introduction to the topics, particularly ones I didn’t understand as well, like rigging, lighting, and the music categories.  There were 15 different categories as follows; Music Production, Music Performance, Music Composition, Sound Design, Illustration, Sculpture, Concept Design, Photography, Texturing, Lighting, Modeling, Game, Rigging, Animation, Sequential Art.  This year was the first year that sequential art was a category, one that the comic club requested and got.  It’s nice how much power the students have on campus with influencing programs and the like.

Overall the evening was a beautiful evening, with some lovely star balloons, some of which now adorn my room.  The evening went really well, and we got exactly as many people as we had planned for (we had planned for way more than we thought we were going to get) next year I think we’ll have to plan for even more!

The Trophies