ESP Biography


Major: 6-1

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

Picture of Grant Falkenburg

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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E10405: How to build laser pointers! in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
Lasers are cool and so are you. So why haven't you built any yet? Wait, you don't know how? Let's fix that. In this class we'll learn about the different components of laser pointers, the science behind them, and the process of putting the components together. With all of this knowledge, we'll build a laser pointer in class!

X8034: Analysis of Pop Music in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Pop Music. We all hear it, but what is it exactly? What are all of these noises we're hearing? Why does it sound so good? And finally, how do I make my own!? You've all been wondering, but now you'll find out! In this class, we'll deconstruct pop music from the ground up -- starting with sound synthesis and design, working up to progressions and structures. By the end of the class, you'll know the inner workings and you will be able to identify common tricks and techniques used in production of pop music. Get ready to pop!

A6427: Intro to Techno Music Composition in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
What is techno music? What makes it so catchy? How can I make my own, you ask? In this class, you'll learn all of the secrets of techno and how to make it! We'll analyze the different elements and styles of techno music and work our way up to song composition. Topics include: sound synthesis, usage of different sounds and effects, types of progressions, and song making using software (FL Studio). The focus is on general techno, however, I can provide tips if you are interested in a certain style. Get ready to drop the bass!