MMP Newsletter - November 1, 2016

Added on by Robert Willey.

Free Tickets for Upcoming Shows at Carmel Center for the Performing Arts

Our friend Julia Shildmyer-Heighway (Community Engagement Manager) got in touch to invite music students to three upcoming show at the lovely Carmel Center for the Performing Arts. Please let Dr. Willey know at least two days in advance if you would like to have a ticket held for you at the box office.

Russian String Orchestra
Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8pm at the Palladium

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills' Concerto - Yes, from R.E.M.!
Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8pm at the Palladium

JOHN ADAMS   Road Movies
featuring Christopher Taylor, piano
I. Relaxed Groove
II. Meditative
III. 40% Swing

PHILIP GLASS  Symphony No. 3  
featuring Fifth House Ensemble
I. Movement I
II. Movement II
III. Movement III
IV. Movement IV

MIKE MILLS  Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra
featuring Fifth House Ensemble
Robert McDuffie (Violin)
Mike Mills (Bass & Piano)
John Neff (Guitar)
William Tonks (Guitar)
Patrick Ferguson (Drums/Percussion) 

I. Pour It Like You Mean It
II. On The Okeefenokee
III. Sonny Side Up
IV. Stardancers' Waltz
V. Nightswimming
VI. You Can Go Home Again

Jake Shimabukuro strums monster sounds out of the tiny Hawaiian ukelele, as he plays a cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." 

Jake Shimabukuro - Ukulele master
Monday, Nov. 7 at 7:30pm at the Palladium

Computer Game Class Needs Audio Specialists

Computer Science professor Paul Gestwicki is recruiting students for an immersive learning Game Studio course for Spring 2017. They will be designing games around themes of environmental sustainability and would benefit from some team members with experience in that area in addition to the usual need for programmers, artists, writers, audio specialists, and general researchers.

Sound Designer and Alumnus Daniel Clark Visits MMP

Daniel Clark (class of 2006) was back on campus last week. After receiving his MET degree (the original name for the MMP major) and a masters from Syracuse University Daniel worked at Notre Dame and then relocated to Los Angeles, where he does sound design and directs commercials, short films, documentaries, and web series. He was just out in South Bend for a film he had mixed sound for that is playing at the Chicago Film Festival and then at Notre Dame called "Catholics vs. Convicts", a feature film as part of the ESPN "30 for 30" programming.

Daniel brought up the idea of collaborating with the Architecture department to consider creating quiet or silent spaces in noisy urban environments, inspired by a film one of his friends made called "In Pursuit of Silence." Since returning home he has been in touch for recommendations for students who might be able to help with a couple of projects.

New Music Videos from Songwriting Class

Songwriting students from MMP 301 just completed a music video project. Here are a couple to whet your appetite. More can be found on the MMP Video Podcast. Please contact Dr. Willey if you have news or productions you'd like share in the Newsletter.

Alexander Moss and Sean Erickson: "Frog Baby":

Music and Lyrics by Sean and Alex. Video by Ryan Shank


Theron Dalton and Kyle Mann: "Everything's Better With a Beard":