Thursday, February 22

Andrea Vancura (left), Stephen Spies (right) and Kyle Dombroski are the three members of EDM group FYS, which infuses electronic music with a classical band sound created from trombones, trumpets and drum sets. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

EDM group creates hybrid form of electronic music from classical roots

Stephen Spies was working on a student film, “Young Americans,” when the director asked him to score an electronic beat for it. Spies only had experience with classical pieces, however, so he tried creating electronic sounds by recording himself clapping or sliding his fingers down a bass guitar to make it sound like a drop. Read more...

Photo: Andrea Vancura (left), Stephen Spies (right) and Kyle Dombroski are the three members of EDM group FYS, which infuses electronic music with a classical band sound created from trombones, trumpets and drum sets. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

Andrea Vancura (left), Stephen Spies (right) and Kyle Dombroski are the three members of EDM group FYS, which infuses electronic music with a classical band sound created from trombones, trumpets and drum sets. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)


Student-run jazz band Swingers will perform Thursday as part of Fowler Out Loud. Second-year ethnomusicology student Joseph Kwon organized the event as a way for the band members to get together amid their busy schedules. (Courtesy of Vanessa Chung)

Q&A: Musician from student jazz band Swingers on musical reinvention, performance

The Swingers looked up to jazz artists like Freddie Hubbard and Charlie Parker, yet never replicated their performances exactly. The members of this seven-piece student jazz band used their love for classic jazz music to reinvent it in their own unique way. Read more...

Photo: Student-run jazz band Swingers will perform Thursday as part of Fowler Out Loud. Second-year ethnomusicology student Joseph Kwon organized the event as a way for the band members to get together amid their busy schedules. (Courtesy of Vanessa Chung)

Student-run jazz band Swingers will perform Thursday as part of Fowler Out Loud. Second-year ethnomusicology student Joseph Kwon organized the event as a way for the band members to get together amid their busy schedules. (Courtesy of Vanessa Chung)

First-year English student and filmmaker Sam Han (back) shot a dance video for second-year world arts and cultures student Amanda Adams (front). Adams performed a contemporary dance routine in the middle of the crosswalk between Broxton Avenue and Weyburn Avenue at three different times of day. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Student filmmakers find ways around roadblocks in location, budget

Tanner Powell arranged to shoot at Piazza D’Angelo, an Italian restaurant near San Francisco, certain of having a smooth shooting day. However, the sound of sprinklers and leaf blowers disrupted the filming of “Working Class Heroes” because the owner had forgotten to warn the employee in charge of opening for business that morning. Read more...

Photo: First-year English student and filmmaker Sam Han (back) shot a dance video for second-year world arts and cultures student Amanda Adams (front). Adams performed a contemporary dance routine in the middle of the crosswalk between Broxton Avenue and Weyburn Avenue at three different times of day. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

First-year English student and filmmaker Sam Han (back) shot a dance video for second-year world arts and cultures student Amanda Adams (front). Adams performed a contemporary dance routine in the middle of the crosswalk between Broxton Avenue and Weyburn Avenue at three different times of day. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Artist and alumnus Tony Hong most recently showcased his work through Create:Fixate Foundation in Los Angeles. As an undergraduate student, he used to doodle at this four-person desk in Powell Library's reading room. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus goes from doodling in Powell to showcasing his art

Tony Hong never considered psychology, his undergraduate major, to be a calling or passion when he began studying at UCLA in 1995. Instead, he was known by his peers for drawing dudes with big nipples and baggy underwear. Read more...

Photo: Artist and alumnus Tony Hong most recently showcased his work through Create:Fixate Foundation in Los Angeles. As an undergraduate student, he used to doodle at this four-person desk in Powell Library's reading room. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

Artist and alumnus Tony Hong most recently showcased his work through Create:Fixate Foundation in Los Angeles. As an undergraduate student, he used to doodle at this four-person desk in Powell Library's reading room. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

Students Julia Mallord (left), Kevin Valle (middle) and Luke Aronson (right) perform at 500 Midvale Ave. every Thursday night as part of “The Stoop Series.” (Efren Pinon/Daily Bruin)

Three UCLA students jam for partygoers in ‘The Stoop Series’

Julia Mallord tuned her guitar as she sat on a stoop in the darkness. Kevin Valle readjusted the height of the microphone as Luke Aronson hung up colorful tie-dye tapestries on the back wall. Read more...

Photo: Students Julia Mallord (left), Kevin Valle (middle) and Luke Aronson (right) perform at 500 Midvale Ave. every Thursday night as part of “The Stoop Series.” (Efren Pinon/Daily Bruin)

Students Julia Mallord (left), Kevin Valle (middle) and Luke Aronson (right) perform at 500 Midvale Ave. every Thursday night as part of “The Stoop Series.” (Efren Pinon/Daily Bruin)