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“CUE THAT!”: The magical power of music and sound in films

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

CUE THAT! Workshop - Off the Hook Arts


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This workshop is designed for young creators (6th – 12th Grade students) who are interested in exploring the world of sound and music in films. The participants will gain basic knowledge of audio-production, as well as an overall understanding of sound-design in film, and brain-storm ideas on sound creation which they’ll be able to simultaneously try out through the recording equipment present in the workshop. At the end of the four-hour session (two 2-hour sessions with a 15 minute break), the participants will have worked on a short movie clip as a group, having created all sound parameters for the clip they’ll have picked: anywhere from full-on sound FX and voice-overs to the musical soundtrack.

Moderator, Instructor: Egemen Kesikli 

Turkish composer and performer Egemen Kesikli strives to promote diversity in contemporary music, and his composition catalogue varies from large-orchestral pieces and concertos to alternative chamber works featuring traditional Turkish instruments and unconventional ensemble formations. Egemen’s music has been heard at music festivals, concert halls, bars and taverns, and has been featured on local and national radio stations, including on NPR and PBS. He received honors and recognition from ASCAP, Beethoven Club, and Minnesota Music Educators Association, among others.

Egemen has received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, Master’s from the University of Texas at Austin, and Bachelor’s from St. Olaf College. He currently holds the position of Instructor of Music Theory at Colorado State University. When he is not composing, performing, or teaching, Egemen enjoys cooking, improvising on his oud that was made by his beloved father, and watching cat videos with his partner.

Guest Speaker: Franklin Piland

Franklin Piland is a Native American musician. He earned his Master of Music in Music Composition from the University of Texas at Austin and his Bachelor of Music in Wind Performance with minors in Music Technology and Music Composition from Eastern New Mexico University.

As a composer and arranger Franklin has been fortunate to have his works premiered and recorded by a variety of musicians, from young bands to collegiate and professional ensembles, and has collaborated on his music with some of the world’s most lauded human-beings. His choral and band works have drawn attention from legendary composers of our time, Eric Whitacre, Donald Grantham, Mark Camphouse, and David Holsinger being some of the most prominent. He has been commissioned numerous works (20 since 2011 and counting) for a wide variety of ensembles.

As a lifelong educator and advocate of music education, Franklin has served as Director of Bands and Orchestras at East Austin College Prep in Austin, TX (grades 6-12) from 2016-2018 and is currently serving as Director of Bands at Floydada ISD since 2019. In 2016 he was Guest Lecturer and Composer in Residence at the National Academy of Performing Arts in Karachi, Pakistan.

Despite his numerous obligations and responsibilities, Franklin loves painting, playing tennis, and Batman, though oddly he has yet to paint Batman playing tennis.


March 20
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Carnegie Center for Creativity
200 Mathews Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Off the Hook Arts