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Instructional Services


Medium - Advanced
(920) 737-3173

Music Composition
Emphasis on post-Schoenberg
methods, choral, electronic.,
sound art and installations
(920) 941-0343

Interdisciplinary Arts
Learn to blend areas of the arts
where visual and aural art exist
in balance with one another.

Sibelius Music Notation
Learn notation using the Sibelous
computer software including creation
of personal sound fonts. Requires
purchase of software package.

Sound and Kinetic Sculpture
Methods for building sound and
kinetic sculpture using the newest

Location & Field Recording
Methods for recording sound
on-location and in the field.

Video Editing Using Final Cut Pro X
Filmmaking using FCPX, Aperture,
Graphic and Live  software.
Requires purchase of software
packages. Individual and
group tuition.

Short Bios

Dan Senn is an experienced teacher, composer and artist from Watertown,
Wisconsin and Prague, The Czech
Republic. His expertise includes sound and video editing, video and audio recording, teaching music composition, sound art, sightsinging, building kinetic sound sculpture and installations,
and event production.

Caroline Senn is a pianist, composer
and visual artist from Sydney, Australia. She has degrees in piano and music composition from the Canberra
School of Music in Australia. Caroline
is a concert pianist and church organist,
and a visual artist in fabrics.

Carol Senn Ruffin is a vocalist, pianist, violist, conductor, composer and director of musicals, operettas, and plays. Her teaching expertise includes public speaking, oral interpretation, script writing, historical costume design, foreign diction for singers, stage accents, and voice science.


Waterhouse Studio
505 S. 6th Street
Watertown, WI 53094
920 941 0343 (USA)
+420 776423331 (Prague)

Documentary Example

"The Exquisite Risk of Civil War Brass"

won at the Divinci Film Festival and
was broadcast on Milwaukee Public Television. The piece documents the
First Brigade Band of Wisconsin from
a very unique perspective. Click to see sections of the piece below.

Arrested Development
On a Precipice
Not Terribly Complex
A Well-defined Structure
A Lot of Mean Strength and Awkwardness
Filled with Errors
Tree Shaking
A More Deadly Note
Independence Day
Trim, Trim, Trim
The Blend
By Her Brother's Side
The Paradox
Like An Oatmeal Box
Hearing the Other Way
Pushing Back
In Focus
Touching the Moment

Sound Art Workshops

  K-12 and Private Workshops

Presenting new methods of organizing
sound using materials, like paper, found in the class room.

Includes new concepts of notation  combining traditional and
graphic methods.

International Space Band

Students of all ages are gathered, musicians and non-musicians alike,
for 2 to 3 workshops to learn the amazing lyde instruments. The idea
is to perform these beautiful
instruments in resonant sonic enivironments—malls, churches,
narrow streets, industrial buildings,
stadiums, museums, etc. The
International Space Band in Holland
uses a set of 13 lydes, called a gamelyde, from the original
Click here to view the ISB at the Van Abbe Museum in Holland.

  Chamber Music Concert

Here are excerpts from numerous new music concerts over the years.
Silence Talks
Treasure Box
Crazy Jane
Summer Fragments
Divinity Roused
Illusive Canon
Man Dreaming Butterfly...
Brass Quintet

We have  recorded on video many works of the composer Tomaš Svoboda.
Complete Recital Recording


Music Recital Documentation

  These are excerpts from two recitals.
Cherry Blossom
A Celebration of Jewish Music


Music and Dance

The following recording is a of
Cirkus Mlejn in The Czech Republic
which combines acrobatics and
classical music.
See YouTube Video
This is a recording of a Portland,
Oregon, dance ensemble using fixed electronic accompaniment.
See YouTube Video


Gallery Exhibition

"Everyday Nature" was a gallery show
which was part of a media
festival in Europe.
See YouTube Video


Marching Band

Here are two videos of an Oregon marching band in a competition. The
first is a non-chalant warmup expose
followed by the field performance.
See Warmup Video
Field Video

Site Development and
Event Production


Festivals, Public Art Events,
Music and Art Conferences

Festival production services.

Website development.

Full audio and video documentation
services to enhance post-festival

Innovative approaches to festival
production which keep the the costs
to a minimum and the quality high.
Knowledge on how to run a major
event of limited funds.

New approaches to realizing
musical events.

Production Examples

The Echofluxx media festivals in
Prague from 2011-2015
, includes
all organization, promotion and

Echofluxx 12, Echofluxx 13,
Echofluxx14, Echofluxx 15,
Echofluxx 16, Echofluxx 17

Fundraising Videos

This video was used to raise funds
for a new media festival in Europe,
using materials
recorded from the
previous year.

See Video


Site Documentation

These works document two areas along the banks of the main river in Prague. Each is shot within a one hour period.
Men and Boats
McCharles Bridge


Middle School

"Dreaming Reality" is a short documentary of any inner-city school in Tacoma, Washington.
See Entire Video


Wedding Documentation

The following piece documents
a wedding in Milwaukee.
See Entire Video

Documentary Example

"A House On Jungmannova"
is a Czech video narrated in English documenting analytically a portion of an alternative festival held in the city center of Prague, The Czech Republic.
Click to see sections of the piece below.

The House

White Box Galleries
Do Nothing
Subtle Extension
Ironic Amplification
Imposed Amplification
Onsite Recontextualization
Offsite Recontextualization
Extreme Intervention
Amplified Dissimilarity
Self Referencing
Social Relativity
Radio Jungmann

Video and Audio Services

Video and Audio Recording

Studio recording of small groups, 1-6, with percussion isolation and grand piano access. Audio books, poetry, personal stories recorded. Quality very high in a comfortable setting.

On-location recording of instrumental
and choral concerts,
marching bands, gigs, sacred events, parties, receptions, weddings, oral histories, etc.

Clients serviced through quick online placement at various editing stages.

Uploads to YouTube and other online

services provided. Private access to
website also available.

Clients will be provided with DVD,
CD, internet placement.


Feature length and short documentaries, family histories, site documentation
of farms, houses, regions, gardens, private collections, etc.

Art festival documentation.
See Examples

Fund Raising Videos

Videos developed to raise money
for online presentation, i.e. Kickstarter, or other fundraising projects.
See Examples

Technical Services

Transfer of VHS, HI-8, Digital 8,
and DVR media to current formats.

Slide and photo scanning for video presentations such as for weddings,
family archives, funerals,
anniversaries, etc.

Upload of videos to YouTube and
other online services. Website storage
for private online access
also available.

The Theresa Project

The Theresa Project consists of
interviews with community members
about village history and their personal
stories. Theresa, Wisconsin, was
established in the late 1840s by the
great Solomon Juneau who also
founded the city of Milwaukee
serving as its first mayor.

The project is sponsored by the
Theresa Historical Society.

All those interviewed for
this project have strong links to
Theresa and tell unique stories
of an American village, 170 years
old, which has lived much larger
than its numbers. It has long been
a religiously tolerant community
blessed by artists, inventors,
risk-takers and optimists set in a
land of windmills, drumlins, and
the spirits of the Native Americans
they once lived with in harmony.

Below are links to the video
segments of those interviewed,
reprocessed media files from the
Historical Society Archives, and other
documents. A composite video
derived from these materials will be
produced in the future.

Video Segments
Paul Koll
Jim Widmer, part 1,
part 2
Warren Feilbach
Micki Polster
Lloyd Musack
Jeanine Streblow
Lester Beck (1995 update)
Evangeline Koll
Bill Musack
Delmar Rahjes
Gerald Beck
Paul Koll (audio)
Jim Polster
Walter Mirk, part 1,
part 2, part 3,
part 4,
part 5

Cassettes Recordings
Mrs Beck's Diary '33-40 pt1, pt2
Mrs Beck's Diary '40-46 pt 1, pt2
Cornelius Weber, brewery, '77 pt1, pt2
Cornelius Weber, car tour '77 pt1, pt2

Friedrich G. E. Ziemer Diary
G. Weber Brewery History

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