Monday, March 1, 2010

The Redline Project

Is it possible to make music from sounds found in the everyday? Water glasses, telephones, a nose-hair trimmer, toaster, even the flush of the latrine? Josh Feit ’02 has generated rhythm and melody from some very unusual sources for one reason and one reason only . . . he loves music.

“Beyond obtaining my music degree, I began a lifelong exploration of faith’s toughest questions while studying at Gordon,” says Josh. “During that time, my overwhelmingly positive experience in the Art Department, under the leadership of faculty like Bruce Herman and Jim Zingarelli, taught me the healing effect of the arts and their ability to capture and express emotion that otherwise resides uneasily in the subconscious.”
When Josh finished his studies at Gordon, he went on to earn a master’s degree in jazz studies from Georgia State University. After graduate school Josh took a job working as a graphic artist, attracted by a position in the creative field. In 2007 he launched ChurchGraphics.org, a business with an opportunity to express his creativity and skills, as well as offer affordable design solutions to churches and nonprofits.
Though his Gordon education prepared him well for the success of his business, Josh found he missed music and started The Redline Project—a year-long project “to be heard.” He will produce, record and share a free album of original music—with a goal of 10,000 digital downloads—all on a budget of $1,000.
The Redline Project is also being fully documented on a blog created by Josh, where one can listen to such scratch recordings as Ice Cream Man; Ring, Ring, Ring; Knockabout; and even Royal Flush.

—Tony Papia ’09
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