Reality Starts Here - Jam Sessions


Somatic Echo
Picture courtesy of Jeff Watson

Juri Hwang + Brian Cantrell

Each Friday afternoon a series of sonic performances is given in Norris Theater as part of CNTV 101 "Reality starts here", an innovative and experimental class for all incoming undergraduate students in the School of Cinematic Arts. The class, taught by Jeff Watson of USC and doctoral students of the interdisciplinary Media Arts and Practice program (iMAP), has intermissions featuring a small band of iMAP students. The band selects different themes each week, and creates a mix of all sorts of sounds and music, upbeat, downbeat, scary, dreamy, outlandish… The band’s Brian Cantrell, a media and sound artist, uses C++ as his main tool, and I myself use MAX/MSP and Protools.