Students in Mr. Lee's music technology courses have continued to produce fresh, well-crafted original music, even amid the 2020 global pandemic! When health considerations forced us to learn from home, students demonstrated great resolve by mapping their existing software skills onto new online resources (namely, the widely used application Soundtrap).
In Music Technology 1, students used Soundtrap to create original soundtracks for car commercials. Through careful selection and editing of diverse audio samples, students infused their music with the sounds needed to support the emotions and images on screen. Here's are some audio samples from freshman Rose Lehnes, junior Matthew Maher, and senior Zack Majeski.
Meanwhile, students in Music Technology 2 dabbled in film scoring as they created original music for a movie trailer promoting the 1990s film Volcano. Notice how junior Andrew Jacobs skillfully builds up and maintains emotional tension over the course this short but impactful piece:
And in this next example, we hear an excerpt from sophomore Nicolas Diaz, whose resourcefulness is on full display. The excerpt you hear incorporates multiple tracks of Nicolas himself playing guitar. As he explores a rich palette of audio processing options, Nicolas stirs up an electrifying (and electrified) texture of music.
Student Work and News
From our young composers, producers, and performers at NHS.