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ensemble of students, faculty, and alumniAn ensemble of students, faculty, and alumni produced a video of their group performance while all working separately from home.

Musical collaboration overcomes isolation

An ensemble of students, faculty, and alumni have demonstrated that isolation is no barrier to musical collaboration, producing a video of their group performance while all working separately from home.

“Turns out an iPhone can do a great deal when it comes to music production,” says Sebastian Bachmeier, a teacher candidate in the Faculty of Education.

He played clarinet and used GarageBand software to produce the audio on the recording of the jazzy theme from the film Monsters, Inc.

“We all recorded audio and video separately and remotely after I created a click track for the tune,” Bachmeier says. “Once we had the rhythm section parts down, the rest of us used that to record on top of.”

Music grad Sam Poole played the piano part and edited the video in Final Cut Pro; other musicians included teacher candidate Tom Garrick on trombone, music major Alex Aideira-Leite on bass, professor Nicholas Papador on vibraphone, and alumni Andrew Levasseur on guitar and Vanessa Harnish on drums.

Watch the final result on YouTube.