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Where In The World Are Waverly Graduates? Ian Rees, ’07

Ian Rees, class of 2007, began working on feature films, short films, iPhone apps, and more after finishing his college career at CSUN. For his Senior Recital (a requirement for his graduation) he hired a live orchestra and conducted them as they performed his original compositions in sync with scenes from movies that he had chosen to re-score. He recorded this recital and used it to apply to the USC Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television (SMPTV) program, which only admits 20 students annually. He was accepted; however, Ian declined the offer in order to continue his music career. He decided that a year apart from his work would be detrimental to his progress, especially since he would be abandoning his friends and fellow band members from Audioplacebo.

Audioplacebo is an experimental Indie rock band that was formed during Ian’s college days. Besides Ian (vocals, keyboard, guitar) the band includes former Waverly graduate James Franks (vocals, guitar, keyboard), along with Michael Peters (guitar, percussion, synth), Nathan Harvey (drums), and Eddie Myers (bass). The band currently rehearses and records their music at Nathan Harvey’s studio ( in Burbank, CA. Audioplacebo purchased their own domain name ( not too long ago and their concert dates are listed on multiple websites/apps including Bandsintown. Their first full studio album is being mixed by the talented Will Borza and will be released later this year! Ian is totally excited for this.

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