Student Spotlight: Ashna Pathan Reply

Settling New Scores
Interview by Judith Lloyd

Ashna Pathan

Ashna Pathan discovered her love of music listening to her father’s favorite albums. At 5 years old, she wanted to join a rock band. Her mother enrolled her in classical piano lessons. By middle school, she’d found her primary instrument in the clarinet. Now a sophomore in the inaugural Music for New Media program at Peabody, she intends to score for film and television. During her first year, she collaborated with MFA filmmaking student Qianhui Zhang from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to score his thesis film Golden Apple. More…

Thomas Dolby Headlines Festival Reply

Thomas DolbyFaculty artist and head of the Music for New Media program Thomas Dolby headlined the FUTVRE LANDS festival by High Fidelity back in November 2018. The festival was held virtually for 24 hours, and utilized cutting edge technology for the first time. An article reviewing the performance and discussing the future of virtual reality was published on the Hopkins Hub.

Thomas Dolby to Give Keynote Address Reply

DolbyPeabody faculty artist Thomas Dolby, head of the Music for New Media program, will deliver the keynote address during the opening ceremonies of the Audio Engineering Society’s New York 2018 International Convention. His address is called “The Conscious Sound Byte,” and it will focus on next-generation sound technologies, in particular adaptive/non-linear music and audio for games, VR/AR, “hearables” and other new media platforms. The convention runs October 17-20 in New York.

Thomas Dolby Releases Album and Plans Tour 1

DolbyThomas Dolby, head of the Music for New Media program, will be releasing a greatest hits album called “Hyperactive” and will go on a short tour in July and August called “An Evening of Music and Storytelling With Thomas Dolby.” The two-disk album will be released on July 27 and will feature music from his 30-year career. The small-setting concerts of the tour will be largely decided by the audience, and Dolby will reveal fun anecdotes about each piece chosen by the audience.