Coleman fuels the passion for music to a new level – Inklings News

Music is present in almost every aspect of modern life. From the song we wake up to, to the melody we drive to school with, to the music we automatically turn on when we take our headphones off and listen to our new playlist (or the playlist we’ve added since we have a Spotify account in sixth grade), the music is there.

Listening to music is a constant activity in many people’s lives. Yet few choose

cross the line between consuming music and creating it themselves. Scott Coleman ’22 decided to take this step when he was in seventh grade.

Since then, he estimates that he has composed over 1000 songs in his spare time. While Coleman usually makes music just for himself, last week a beat he posted on YouTube was recognized by artist Rio Vaz and is now featured in Vaz’s new song “27.” Coleman explains how this achievement came about.

“I was in Croatia this summer and I didn’t have any instruments. I just got my computer and my headphones,” Coleman said. “I was listening to a lot of music at the time but I was really frustrated because I couldn’t do anything.”

The rhythm that resulted from this frustration is available on Spotify. While now a producing musician, Coleman didn’t always have the success he has today. His achievements came after years of experience.

Making music with another person is more of a collaboration of ideas. Rather, it’s, you have your feelings and emotions and they have theirs, and then you combine the two to create something unique. When you’re alone, it’s more personal.

– Brewster ’22 kitchen.

“I didn’t really know what a music producer was when I started [on Garageband] and I certainly didn’t have the knack for it,” Coleman said. “My early beats are still on my mom’s computer and I remember getting really excited about them, but they were actually all really bad.”

His passion for musical creation was revealed in college.

“It started at my middle school in seventh or eighth grade when [my teacher] showed us Garageband, and a friend of mine did a really cool song,” Coleman said. “And I was like, I was going to try to do that and I found out about all these things you can do on Garageband.”

Since then, he’s moved from Garageband to a similar program called Ableton. In this program, Coleman created an album with his friend and fellow music producer, Brewster Galley ’22.

“The process of creating the album was a bit hit or miss,” Galley said. “We just did a song and decided like ‘okay, that’s kind of fun’.”

“Dear June” is now an album released on Soundcloud. Coleman and Galley have collaborated to make this product special.

“Making music with another person is more of a collaboration of ideas. It’s more like, you have your feelings and your emotions and they have theirs, and then you combine the two to create something unique. “Said Galley. “When you’re alone, it’s more personal.

Coleman takes a similar position.

“It’s really cool how the music you make is affected by the people you’re with.”

When asked what inspires him, Coleman’s response was short but telling.

“All.”