Good evening to all of those reading this! This is my In-Depth 2020 final presentation. To introduce myself, my name is Nathan Nishimura and I am a grade 9 student this year in the Talons program. I decided to do my In-Depth project on digital music composition, specifically the Lo-Fi Hip-hop genre. I chose to do this topic because I know quite a bit about piano and music theory but wanted to use that knowledge in an entirely different way. The end result may not have been exactly to my liking but the number of things I learned along the way was astounding. My choice of Lo-Fi in particular was because I both love the style of the music and envy those who make it. It seems so amazing to me how a simple song can be both interesting yet entirely in the background.
To anyone who doesn’t already know what Lo-Fi or Low Fidelity Hip-hop is, as the name suggests it’s a sub-genre of Hip-hop. It is widely known as study music and is normally used by those who want music to have in the background while doing other tasks. One reason this genre stood out as something I was interested in, was who knows; if I make something good I may use it myself to help make my homework less difficult.
Below is a song called Teardrops by a composer named Joji. This is one of my favourite pieces from the genre and you can use it as a basis of what the style sounds like and how much farther my talent needs to go in the future.
And now to hear what it’s like.
Warning, the audio may be a little loud to some. As well, the fuzziness in the background is a part of the song which somewhat replicates the sound of a vinyl record.
I still need to add and improve on this one, but I’m learning and getting closer every day I work at it.
Before you go, I need to give a ginormous thanks to my mentor Jackson Adrian. He was extremely knowledgeable in many, many areas of this topic and if there was something we both didn’t know, he did his best. His kind, easygoing attitude made researching and doing this entire project better. He was one of the sole reasons I had so much fun during the entire course of this endeavour. Thank you so much once more for helping me out.
That was a brief overview of my project, thank you for reading and I hope the rest of your night is amazing. If you have any questions or comments be sure to add them below this post.