Our first concert of 2019 is LOST IN SPACE! It will take place Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:30pm at Peabody Conservatory room 309c. We are so excited for the new year and we are looking forward to working with even more composers!
The deadline to submit pieces is is this Friday (January 18th) by midnight; you may submit your work to VIBESpeabody@gmail.com. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!
If you are interested but having trouble with your piece, consider checking out the movies Moon (2009), Gravity (2013), Interstellar (2014), or video games Raiden, and Galaxy on fire 2 for inspiration!
Linked below is our poster! We hope to see you there!
"noir", our third and largest scale concert to date, will be taking place Wednesaday, November 28th in the Center Street Performance Studio of the Peabody Conservatory. We will have a reception with food and noir entertainment at 5:30pm, with the concert proper beginning at 7:30pm. You can RSVP to the concert on Facebook here!
When we think noir, we think of the gritty, highly stylized Hollywood noir films of the 40s and 50s. Think pre-World War II Jazz, or the private detective that gets wrapped up in a convoluted murder case. As always, all interpretations are welcome, and all pieces will be considered for this concert's program. For interested composers, the deadline for submitting compositions is Tuesday, November 13th at midnight.
We are looking for a concertmaster for "noir", as well as our future concerts! The role of concertmaster carries a large amount of responsibility, and is a paid role for that very reason; you can find a list of concertmaster responsibilities linked here. If you're interested in being the concertmaster for noir, please contact us by Friday, November 2nd.
If you are interested for any reason, please don't hesitate to contact the VIBES staff at VIBESpeabody@gmail.com! Performances and concertmasters do not need to be Peabody students; we had Peabody alumni Rob Neubauer concertmaster our "COMPUTER MUSIC IN 3D" event!
All VIBES events are free and the reception has free food! Linked below is our poster for the event! We hope to see you there! :)
The host of each of our events is named the concertmaster. The concertmaster contributes a lot in planning their event, and the VIBES staff supports them as much as we can! Posted below is a list of the concertmaster's responsibilities for their event. The role of concertmaster certainly is a lot of work, bu the concermaster really gets to customize their event, helping make every VIBES event a unique experience. Please contact the VIBES staff at VIBESpeabody@gmail.com if you are interested in the role!
We are ecstatic to announce our second concert, "COMPUTER MUSIC IN 3D", will be taking place Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at the Peabody Conservatory. Linked below is our poster for the event!
Thinking about sound in three dimensions can lead to several interpretations of this concert's theme. Examples include pushing traditional two-dimensional sound systems (such as our 8.1 surround sound system in 309c) to their limit, or perhaps contemplating three dimensional representations of the sound itself. As with all our themes, all interpretations are welcome, and all pieces will be considered for this concert's program.
If you are interested in being involved with "COMPUTER MUSIC IN 3D" or with VIBES in general, please contact the VIBES staff at VIBESpeabody@gmail.com. For interested composers, the deadline for submitting compositions is Friday, October 12th at midnight.
All VIBES events are free and there will be a short reception following. We hope to see you there! :)
VIBES is holding a reception to welcome the incoming Computer Music students. All students are welcome and encouraged to come and meet new people! We will have 3 separate events occurring as a demonstration of the studios:
309: VR and Disklavier, led by Alex Ringo and Erik Fredriksen respectively.
312: A fixed media showcase of some of our current students' works.
314: Sam Hoch will both introduce people to the huge Moog synthesizers, and will also showcase an interactive synthesizer installation.
In addition, there will also be free food! :) Come through!
The first VIBES concert (Tuesday, September 18th) carries the theme of "Nostalgia", and will take place in room 309c of the Conservatory building. Linked below is our poster for the event!
Nostalgia is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past". For the VIBES staff, the very idea of Nostalgia reminds us of cartoons and videogames that we played when we were very young.
Linked here you can see the suggested materials for this date. It consists of retro videogame soundfonts and royalty free Hanna Barbara cartoon sound effects. This is how we chose to interpret the idea of "Nostalgia", but any interpretation of "Nostalgia" or these materials is encouraged, and all pieces are welcome for submission! There will also be a short reception following.
This is our first concert and we are so excited to collaborate with other Peabody students in a venue that inspires freedom on our composition. If you are interested in being involved, please contact the VIBES staff at VIBESpeabody@gmail.com. If you are interested in having your composition showcased, please contact VIBES by Tuesday, September 4th (the same date as our Reception!) Every event is free and we hope to see you there. It's going to get loud! :)
Announcing VIBES, a new Peabody student-run monthly concert series! Run by a staff of Peabody Computer Music students, VIBES aims to provide a unique experience every event with themed concerts with suggested materials for composers to draw from.
All Peabody students interested in having their compositions performed or showcased may submit their work to VIBESpeabody@gmail.com. The submission deadline for each individual concert is 2 weeks before the event proper. Compositions do not necessarily need to conform wholly to that concert's theme, but the theme may influence where the piece is performed in the program. Submitted pieces may be in a proof of concept form and must be finished 1 week before the recital for the purposes of planning.
Each concert will be directed by a "Concertmaster", who contributes to that concert's suggested material and program. In addition, the Concertmaster will MC the event and be responsible for how the music is presented to the public; we expect to have concerts that range from a more "traditional" recital format to those that have a more casual atmosphere. The Concertmaster is a paid position, and while each Concertmaster only carries responsibilities related to their assigned date, those responsibilities are vital to that concert's success. Prospective VIBES concertmasters may contact VIBESpeabody@gmail.com to apply.
VIBES concerts are free concerts and will last from approximately 30 to 60 minutes, with a reception to follow. They take place one Tuesday night a month at 7:30pm in room 309c of the conservatory building. Below is the schedule for the 2017-2018 school year, complete with theming. We look forward to a successful, enriching year of innovation and collaboration.
09/05. Computer Music reception
10/16. COMPUTER MUSIC IN "3D"
12/11. COMPUTER MUSIC ON ICE
01/22. Lost in Space
02/12. Cover Band Karaoke Night
04/09. Do You Like Jazz?
VIBES is run by Peabody Computer Music students. This blog is to document each VIBES event's preparation, execution, and performances.
Thank you to Peabody Computer Music for supporting us!