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Composition: Fugue in e minor

James Wiznerowicz, D.M.A., is undoubtedly Richmond’s most sublime and transcendent composer.  He has studied under the distinguished contemporary composers Anthony Iannaccone (understudy to Aaron Copland), Ladislav Kiubik and Daniel Asia (understudy to Arthur Weisberg).  Wiznerowicz’s “Aria for Solo Bassoon” and “Micrologus for Solo … Continue reading

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Producing Music: Sound, Metaphor, and Brotherhood

David Shultz, legendary guitarist from the band and rock-phenomenon, Almost Lifelike, quintessential Virginian master poet, crafty collaborator with the sensational Jonathan Vassar, sweetest heart in all of Richmond, is now rumored to have plans of recording with famous producer, Your … Continue reading

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Designing a Three Band Equalizer

During the fall of 2009, I was given a great assignment: to design a 3-band equalizer.  The three bands were supposed to be such that they could usefully equalize a vocal signal.  This was my first circuit design project so … Continue reading

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Franklin Massie’s Undergraduate Thesis: Working With Your Favorite Animal

“Professor DumbleDork, although writing a 30 page thesis on ‘The Paradox of Nietzsche’s Analytic Techniques Employed in his Genealogy of Morals,’ would be a dream come true, I would rather do something not boring.”  These are the exact words of Franklin … Continue reading

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Remember The Fire? A Last-Minute Idea Becomes a Project Savior

“Don’t be so bitter my princess, won’t you put out the fire?”  A hook that any and all THJs (The Half Jeffersons) fans have had stuck in their heads at one time or another.  Go watch the music video – … Continue reading

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Recording an Album at the Beach: The Dream Job I Lived

If you have lived in Richmond for at least three years, I know you remember Cinemasophia.  If you do not, you must be a hermit.  Living under a huge rock.  Deep deep under the water.  They have internet underwater?  And … Continue reading

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Teaching Chinese: VA Governor’s School STARTALK Chinese Academy

In the summer of 2008, I had the privilege to live and work for a Mandarin Chinese immersion program called STARTALK Chinese Academy, sponsored by the VA Governor’s School.  I worked with 6 other remarkable teachers and RA’s, and was … Continue reading

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Designing and Fabricating Solar Cells: First Place in Competition

I recently entered and won a competition to design and fabricate solar cells.  First place was given to the team which produced the highest efficiencies.  Our team manufactured 18% efficient single junction silicon solar cells (I know, I know, that sounds … Continue reading

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Designing a New Exhibit: The Perspective Studio

This past semester I was fortunate enough to work at the VCU da Vinci Center for Product Innovation.  I was on a team that worked to design a new exhibit for the Science Museum of Virginia.  The exhibit is named, … Continue reading

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Producing New Music: Black Water Gold

Last week, I entered the studio with Justin Black (guitarist from The Half Jeffersons) to work on his new project, Black Water Gold.  Listen here! We were in the studio for two sleepless days, and finished three great songs. The band: … Continue reading

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