Former Composition for Films and Video Games, and summer study abroad student Tyler Habig, kept a blog recording his 6 week experience at Berklee Valencia and traveling around Spain/Europe.
Hereby, we present to you Tyler Habig’s first post entry. However, if you would like to read more, you can find his full blog, including some of his compositions, here.
I haven’t left yet, but I leave next Tuesday at 2:00pm. I’m currently making my packing list. I fly Indy to Charlotte to Madrid to Valencia and it takes over a day with all the stops. There are many probably’s right now for my trip like I’m probably staying in a single at the Galileo Galilei dorm at the Universitat Polytècnica de València where I’ll probably walk 40 minutes every day to campus at the Berklee College of Music to probably take 2 classes a day for probably 8 hours a day. I’m really not sure! But it should be fun, regardless of the details.
I will be studying media scoring which is the art of writing music for movies and video games. It coincides nicely with my studies at the Jacobs School of Music where I currently study classical composition and will be a junior starting this Fall. Last summer in San Diego, California, I attended the Palomar Film Music Workshop where I worked with industry pros Larry Groupé and Roger Neill on media scoring. It was a 9 day experience that culminated in a polished movie scene with music that I wrote, performed by professional musicians at Studio West.
This trip to Spain is the next step for my interest in film scoring. I will be abroad for 6 weeks and will at least get to visit Valencia and Paris, France. I’m hoping to visit Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Granada as well. If you have any suggestions, please comment on my Facebook or Twitter pages! My next post will be after my first week of classes, and I will be updating this page once a week with what I’m working on and pictures of places I’ve visited. ¡Adiós!