"The Ladder" was a rap song about my fallen classmate Matthew Douglas. Before he was killed in an alcohol-influenced hit-and-run, he expressed his high hopes for myself and my future as he too had recently made strides toward improving his life.
An audio recording in the form of a hip-hop and R&B record and at the same time a sonnet with lyrics in a native African language (Hausa) and English.
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This documentary explores film as a medium while focusing on Art Shares of Georgetown student performances.
"This song was my final individual project for my Recording Arts I class with Professor Flawn Williams. I recorded Ethan Beaman playing guitar and then mixed/produced it into a final product. It's called 'A Lullaby for a Grownup' because Ethan wrote it about his current girlfriend." -Robert Cortes
Cabaret is Georgetown University's own annual rock extravaganza. This was the 39th edition of Cabaret and the biggest to date, hosted by one of DC's favorite music venues, the Black Cat, on U Street.
"This was my first experience covering a live 2-hour concert in a crowded venue like the Black Cat. The goal was to create a cool video that captured the event's highlights and general atmosphere, so that it could be recorded and shared with the public." -Juliana
The purpose of this project was to explore some of the challenges and techniques associated with recording the sound of the rear-facing French horn. In this fantasia, I pieced together excerpts of my playing with the horn miked close to the bell, more distantly in the hall, and in the midst of the orchestra. The voice of the conductor is used throughout the mix as a commentary on the art of balancing symphonic sounds from a podium, which parallels what I learned about balancing sound from my seat as simultaneous musician and recording artist.
"Last The Year" is a self written and self recorded album that was entirely produced in Gelardin's Production Studio. It began with a project for Recording Arts I that ended up continuing through the summer and becoming an acoustic/folk album. This is just the first of many recording projects that Mary Ellen hopes to pursue in her future at Georgetown.
"I started this project really as just a way to express myself. I have been writing songs for a long time, have been involved with the student music scene here for a while, but had never taken the time to fully sit down and try to express the exact type of music that I felt was relevant to my life at that point. After taking Recording Arts I, I felt fully equipped to venture out and record my own album. Of course, there were quite a few hiccups along the way and I had to teach myself quite a bit more about ProTools and recording than I thought I would need to know, but overall it was a learning experience and I hope to build off of it in the future. I am really happy with how everything turned out and plan on releasing a full length album by the time I graduate in two years."