Medium - Advanced
Emphasis on post-Schoenberg
methods, choral, electronic.,
sound art and installations.
Learn to blend areas of the arts
where visual and aural art exist
in balance with one another.
Sibelius Music Notation
notation using the Sibelous
computer software including creation
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 sofware.
Requires purchase of software
packages. Individuall and
is an experienced teacher, composer and artist from
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.
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.
505 S. 6th Street
Watertown, WI 53094
920 941 0343 (USA)
+420 776423331 (Prague)
"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.
On a Precipice
Lot of Mean Strength and Awkwardness
Filled with Errors
A More Deadly
Trim, Trim, Trim
Like An Oatmeal
Sound Art Workshops
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
Students of all ages are gathered,
musicians and non-musicians alike,
for 2 to 3 workshops to learn the amazing lyde instruments. The idea
to perform these
instruments in resonant sonic enivironments—malls,
narrow streets, industrial buildings,
stadiums, museums, etc.
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.
Music and Dance
The following recording is a of
Cirkus Mlejn in The Czech Republic
which combines acrobatics and
See YouTube Video
This is a recording of a Portland,
Oregon, dance ensemble using fixed electronic accompaniment.
See YouTube Video
"Everyday Nature" was a gallery show
which was part of a media
festival in Europe.
See YouTube Video
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
and Audio Services
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
Private access to
online website also available.
Clients will be provided with DVD,
CD, internet placement.
length and short documentaries, family histories, site
farms, houses, regions, gardens, private collections, etc.
Art festival documentation.
Videos developed to raise money
for online presentation, i.e. Kickstarter, or other fundraising
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,
Upload of videos to YouTube and
other online services. Website storage
for private online access
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.
Jim Widmer, part 1, part 2
Lester Beck (1995 update)
Paul Koll (audio)
Walter Mirk, part 1,
part 2, part 3,
part 4, part 5
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