Jesse W

Youth Salon 2014 Media Lab videos

Three videos created by Phase 2 students were featured at this year’s Youth Salon. Liam and Jesse both shared photographs – Liam’s composited images featured his friends and family, and Jesse’s photographs highlighted scenes from the environments he finds most inspiring. Liam also recorded an original soundtrack for his piece!

Alex interviewed her sister, Natasha, a Community MusicWorks alum and current Brown University undergrad.

Youth Salon Brainstorm Questions

Hello Phase 2 folks!

Welcome to the very first Youth Salon 2013 prep post! Following on from last Thursday’s brainstorm discussion, students selected discussion topics that they found particularly interesting and we asked you guys to consider the following questions:

What is the issue?

What is the impact?

How might be change be effected? Are there people working for change?

Are there opposing views?

Does learning about this topic change your perspective?

As with all of these posts, we encourage you guys to leave comments and keep the discussion flowing all week long! : )

Youth Salon, March 26, 2011

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“Rhythm Machine in g minor,” “Melodic Soccer G Pentatonic,” “What’s the Answer to My Question?” Revolving Duos, performed by the Wednesday Music Lab: Heather A, Alana P, Liam R, Paola P, Jeffry S, Jesse W

 

Performance Party Jan 24, 2011

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“Rhythm Machine – A Dorian Drones – What’s The Answer to my Question?” performed by the Mercoledi Music Lab: Heather A, Alana P, Jeffry S, Angel M, Paola P, Jesse W

 

Audio/Visual Composition Update

A/V Composition has been busy!

On February 15 we worked in Sibelius, learning about crescendos, decresendos, and slurs. We reviewed dynamics (which we learned about last week), and how to score. By the end of class we wrote our own pieces and shared them.

On February 22 and March 1, we learned how to use iMovie. We used footage from the internet to create visual landscapes for our Sibelius pieces from February 15, considering the tone of our pieces, how to highlight different accents in the music, and the effects of contrast between sound and image.

On March 15, we shared our iMovie pieces with Laura, who had been away, and started using Logic. We learned how to use the zoom recorders and recorded ourselves playing scales. We brought these scales into Logic to edit into new compositions.

On March 22, we finalized those compositions. On March 29 we mapped the compositions in order to start working on a visual score (adding matching visuals corresponding to the notes used in the composition) in iMovie, and on April 5 and 12 we worked on finishing those videos and starting to recording pieces we are working on in our lessons for our final projects.

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Dance to your Daddy

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Performance Party- June 5, 2010

“Dorian Jam” performed by  Jesse W, Anthony D, David D, Jeffrey S, Angel M, Jose G, Rosangel C, Emely C, Genesis P

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Audio/Visual Composition Day 1

The first day of Audio/Visual Composition was a great success. Cries of …

“Oh my god that’s awesome!”
“I love this.”
“This is fun!”
“That sounds pretty good!”

… were heard as students experimented with making Sibelius compositions for the first time.

Stay tuned for news of student composition projects!


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