“I’m part of a campus band called Bullet Fish. It sort of came together gradually. I play bass, Eric plays guitar, Max plays drums and we all do a little bit of singing. If I had to describe our sound, I’d say the closest thing you could compare it to would be a Jimmy Hendrix experience mixed with some Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as some heavy metal and psychedelic. When we have time we get together in the practice room on campus and jam.
Right now, I’m a musician. End of story. I’m going to be a musician until I don’t want to do it anymore. In terms of my concentrations, I have two. They are jazz performance and acoustical engineering. My second year here I planned to concentrate in physics and music, broadly. Then I realized I didn’t want to major in physics per se, I just didn’t want to stop. It would have been a shame to let my talent and interest in physics go to waste so I designed acoustical engineering to feed both my strength in music and my interest in physics. It’s a nice merger.”
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Where are they now? Chris graduated in 2011. He created an album of original jazz fusion for his Senior Thesis. He’s teaching bass and interning as a recording engineer at a local recording studio, and working for his advisor, John Myers, doing music transcription. He’s working on a project with a local middle school to create a benefit album for Haiti.