Independent Song Project
For my independent project I chose to make a song with a motivational message. The song incorporated the ideology that progression is key to learning. I have been making music for multiple years and the song highlights my learning as an artist over time and dedication. I wrote and also produced it.
Collaborative Song With Sophie Meiers
For my second project I chose to create a song that focused on the vocal aspect of music. To allow this to happen I used an instrumental called "Hunger for Love." After writing my two verses, I recorded and refined them. I then asked my fellow alumni, Sophie Meiers, if she could sing the chorus for me. When I had all the vocals prepared and timed right on the song I added a fuzz effect to her voice which gave the song a vintage feel.
I titled this project "Why So Serious?" because I felt the need to make a self portrait that could be interpreted as very intense or made fun of. We started this project by taking a look at self-portraits done by other artists which I found to be quite interesting. They were a mix of paintings, sketches and photographs all with some type of artistic spin. The portraits often invoked emotion, whether that was laughter or sadness depended on the artists way of looking at and recording themselves. Every artist has a different style and has the ability to make you feel a different way. A lot of how a picture or drawing resonates with you depends on whether or not you can connect to it. Therefore I would like to viewer to decide for themselves how they feel about my portrait. Does the serious expression and blue tone make you sad? Or can you find a sort of comedy relief by realizing that sometimes being serious doesn't help the situation?
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