Brent Walker (DIGA Sound 2012) decided to take the RPM challenge for his senior research project. The objective is to record 10 songs or 35 minutes of material during February, the shortest month of the year. The results are his new album, Conducing Procepts, which you can download here. Brent also produced a short 10 minute documentary about his experience that you can view below:
Tomorrow, Philip Meisner (DIGA Sound, 2012) will present his senior research project as a 24-hour performance streamed through the internet. He has been hard at work creating and composing music to fill the day. Anybody is welcome to tune in by visiting the following link starting about noon on Sunday:
Please tune in to hear and see the results of all his hard work! By the end, we expect he will look something like this…
Leonidas Dezes (DIGA Art 2011) has recently finished mixing his album, Deep Into the Blue. He started recording this concept album as part of his senior research last year, but he continued working on the mix during his first semester of graduate work at UMBC. Leo is currently working toward his MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts and is a research assistant at the Imagining Research Center. Click on the image below and download his album.
Image credit: Leonidas Dezes
Eric Baum recently completed his senior research project to wrap up his DIGA Sound major. He decided to design and build a double-neck 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 him to loop, filter and process the output from his guitar. The results can be seen and heard in the following video:
Custom Music Sensor Interface – 6 min, 17 sec
I have been helping students install their Senior Thesis Exhibition this past week. Here are a few shots from the installation in progress. The show looks great and I will post some video and photos of the finished installation soon. Congratulations seniors!!
From March 26 until April 28, the senior art and digital art majors will have their senior theses on display in the Duncan Gallery of Art in Sampson Hall and The Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center.
The opening reception of the show is TONIGHT, March 26, from 6-8pm. Guiltlessly indulge in free food and drink like any good starving artist would, and talk with the artists as you enjoy a dozen different artistic visions in the two locations.
The seniors whose works will be on display are:
Alex Robinson – DIGA
Brielle Dunne – DIGA
Carey Wilson – ART
Dana Martino – ART
Eric Prine – DIGA
Hogan Birney – DIGA
John Scott – DIGA
Joshua Morse – DIGA
Katrina Orta – DIGA
Kristen Lorensen – ART
Stephanie D’Ercole – ART
Timothy Patz – ART
If you can’t make it to the opening reception, be sure to check the show out before it ends on Wednesday, April 28. The regular hours of operation are: Tues-Fri 11-4, Sun 1-4.