Splash Biography

CURTIS SUN, Yale sophomore studying English

Major: English

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Past Classes

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A3994: Sample-based Hip-Hop in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
An overview of sample-based hip hop as an art form. The class will begin with a brief history of sampling and hip-hop, followed by an exploration of the techniques and technology of sampling. We will then make a beat together as a class. Finally, we will end with a more philosophical discussion of the ethics, aesthetics, and politics of sampling in order to answer the question: Is sampling a legitimate art form?

A3652: Sample-based Hip-Hop in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
An introduction to sampling, one of the most important tools and techniques of modern music production, taught through the specific lens of hip-hop music. Together, we will dive into the history of sampling, explore the techniques and technology, and consider some of the ethical, legal, and artistic questions surrounding sampling.