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Film/Video Composition Guest Masterclass: Chris Vrenna

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

Join us for a guest masterclass by Chris Vienna. Vrenna will lead a class discussion about the art of film and video game scoring along with presenting his solo musical project, Tweaker.

Chris A. Vrenna (born February 23, 1967) is an American musician, Grammy-winning producer, engineer, remixer, songwriter, programmer, and founder of the electronic band Tweaker. Vrenna played drums for the industrial/rock band Nine Inch Nails from 1989 until 1997, and was the keyboardist and drummer of the American rock band Marilyn Manson from 2004 until late 2011. As producer, remixer, or engineer Vrenna has worked with popular music groups including The Smashing Pumpkins, U2, Metallica, Weezer, Slipknot, Green Day and many others. Vrenna has also worked on music for several video games, including Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareDoom 3 (as producer with Clint Walsh), Quake 4American McGee’s Alice, its sequel Alice: Madness ReturnsEnter the MatrixSonic The HedgehogArea 51, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted. In 2004, he started soundtrack work on Tabula Rasa, a massive multiplayer online game. He also helped compose the theme song to the animated series Xiaolin Showdown. Vrenna won a Grammy award as a member of Nine Inch Nails for “Best Metal Performance” for “Happiness in Slavery” in 1995 for the live performance of the song on Woodstock ’94.

Cost

Free

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Moody Music Building 257
United States

Organizer

Email:
grs@as.ua.edu
Website:
http://grs@as.ua.edu