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

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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 (www​.harveypro​duc​tions​.com) in Burbank, CA. Audio­placebo purchased their own domain name (www​.audio​placebo​.com) 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.