Durgin Hall and Beyond
UMass Lowell’s Durgin Hall is the creative home for hundreds of musicians. Please enjoy the various projects collected here. You can select from our categories above, or select a more specific tag from the footer.
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R&B/Pop Song and music video
Dancer, Director, Songwriter, and Editor – Alexander Benson (aka Alex Chase), Cinematographer/DP – Kathryn Benson. Filmed for SRT Video Production class in Spring of 2020.
Seven Six Records artist Dom the Composer has released a new single, “If I Believe”, for Mental Health Awareness Month. He writes: “If I Believe is a song about dealing with your worst enemy: your mind. This is a video of my community opening up, being vulnerable and taking a stand. They were kind enough to take time out of their day, film these clips, and make this video possible. We want people who are watching this to know that they are not alone. Whatever you are going through will get better in time. You are strong, you are loved and you are enough!”
“We’d Rather be with You” is a fun, parody-style reworking of “I’d Rather be with You” by funk legend Bootsy Collins, performed by the UMass Lowell Socially Distanced Faculty Funk Band and dedicated to our students during the pandemic. The band consists of 9 of our music faculty, each of whom recorded their own parts which were then assembled and mixed by Dr. John Shirley (of Sound Recording Technology and Composition for New Media). Dr. Shirley also shot and edited the video. The project was realized over the course of late May and June.
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Originally broadcast on Twitch.tv/AutumnAteEverything
This performance featured live camera control by Ryan Katz (remotely).
Professor Gena Greher and Instructor Savannah Marshall (UML ’13, ‘16) presented at one of the ISME 2020 Community Music Pre-Conference Seminars on July 14, 2020. The ISME Commission for Community Music Activity (CMA) has demonstrated strong leadership in the music education field with its longstanding commitment to the principles of inclusivity, equity, and hospitality, and their application in practice. Their members are critically conscious music facilitators and researchers, frequently working in complex social settings and always at the forefront of discussions around inclusive musical practices and equitable access.
UML Music Alum Peter Furlong (BMus ’92) played Siegmund in a February 2020 co-production of Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” presented by Berlin Wagner Gruppe (Germany) and Opera by Request (Toronto) in Toronto, Canada. While this was to be the first performance of a very full 2020 schedule, sadly, it also ended up being the last.
This performance of Sammy Rae’s “Kick it To Me” was performed by the group Off Broadway. The band consists of current and past UML students including Mia Farwell on vocals, Peter Lavina on guitar, Jake Mall on drums, Justin Hahn on trombone and engineering, Tim Weisman on bass, and Brad Aiken on tenor saxophone.
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi Radiohead arr. David Schmacher UML Percussion Ensemble, Jeffrey Fischer, director AVP Final Project Sean Patterson, audio recording Karl Fleck, audio mastering Spring 2015 Matt Bruneau, glockenspiel Luca Provencal, xylophone Jared Logan, vibes Nate Weber, vibes Ben Lambert, marimba Jack Liebold, marimba Gabby Tober, marimba Mike “Brown” Bloniarz, bass Tim Grove, drums