STARSHIP SASSAFRASS // Opening Credits
So I’ve been working with the team at Sassafactory Studios on creating an original soundtrack for the upcoming children’s series Starship Sassafrass, and here are the opening credits.
If you have any children in your life, I suggest you check out the Facebook page, and the YouTube channel for some awesomely fun content. Episode 1 is set to launch this week so be sure to follow the series on all social networks!
It’s been so fun composing for the show so far and it is only going to get better.
Saturday morning scoring for #StarshipSassafrass episode 1. #composer #puppetts
The One With The Endless Appetizers. #tgifridays
Composing. #ableton #composer #orchestra #strings #novation #sound #producer
My cover/mash-up of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ and Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’.
A bit of piano and live electronics improv. #ableton #piano #electronicmusic #novation #launchpad #launchcontrol #bluebird
Electronic Music in the Classroom
As a music teacher, I am constantly trying to come up with creative lesson plans, I have struggled to find a way to bring electronic music into a classroom of children, until now.
With a group of children (ages about 7-12), we set off around the campus searching for objects that make sound. When we found an object I had the children make the sound as I recorded it on to a Tascam handheld recorder. We compiled about 5 minutes of sound.
After our field recording session was over, I compiled the sounds into Ableton Live’s session view, each clip a different sound. With the Novation Launchpad Mini, children experimented with launching different sounds and trying different combinations.
They loved seeing that our field recordings could be made into music. A lot of gears started turning, and that is the goal. We live in too innovative of a time for music classes to look the same as they did 100 years ago. I intend to expand the lesson by filling the launchpad with sound and using the Launch Control for the children to change the effects live.
Here is a quick sample of our initial recording:
The best sandwich. #Providence (at Meeting Street Cafe)