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Jakob Gati '18 creates Sound for Theater: Birdsong and other campus sounds
Posted 05/24/2018 07:37PM

Senior Jakob Gati has been working with Mr. Lyons in a year-round course entitled "Sound for Theater." This academic year at Chase has been an intriguing one in the realm of theater technology, as Fulkerson Arts Center has acquired a state-of-the-art mixing console and an improved speaker system. If you were fortunate enough to attend "The Taming of the Shrew" in the fall of 2017, you heard a variety of sound effects, from offstage brawls to musical instruments breaking. Those sound bites were procured and developed uniquely for the HTC production through recordings made in the band room (we promise that no instruments were harmed in this process!) that Jake modified as needed through Garage Band, a Digital Audio Workstation that is available to all Chase students.



For his final project, Jake recorded some of the sounds we love to hear around our campus when the weather permits, such as birdsongs, the clinks of the flagpole outside the Upper School Building on a breezy day, and the sound of a softball hitting a leather glove. He compiled these recordings into a 'Soundscape,' through advanced editing and production techniques in Garage Band. Through this project, he has aptly shown the artistic side of audio engineering," states Mr. Lyons.

Jake has been an indispensable member of the technical crew for each Highlander Theater Company production this year across all divisions and has been nominated for a Halo award for "Best Sound Designer" in recognition of his work on HTC's spring Upper School musical, "Gypsy." Jake will be attending Sacred Heart University next year, where he looks forward to continuing studies in sound design.


~ Steve Lyons
Instrumental Music Teacher


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