Nicholas Shaheed with Forrest Pierce

Nicholas Shaheed

Summer 2016
Music Composition and Theory, Computer Science

Assisting Dr. Forrest Pierce with the composition Resonant Vessels was Shaheed’s first experience working on a large-scale, collaborative artistic project. He developed proficiency in music engraving software and was deeply involved in designing the score, a highly complex task given the scale of the work, the size of the ensemble, and the non-linear structure of several of the movements. The resulting score provided clear design, visual diagrams, and textual instruction where needed. Shaheed was also instrumental in organizing and facilitating rehearsals involving almost 100 people, and he remained engaged in refining the score for publication.

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