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Peabody VIBES records

Identifier: PIRG-07-52

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Scope and Contents

The Peabody VIBES records (2018-2020) contain sound and video recordings, photographs, programs, and posters associated with VIBES concerts during the organization's first two years of existence. VIBES concerts feature electroacoustic music by students of the Peabody Computer Music Department.

Most photographs were taken by Mofan Lai.


  • Creation: 2018 - 2020


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

VIBES is a monthly concert series created by students of the Peabody Computer Music Department that began in September 2018.

In 2019-2020, with the support of a Johns Hopkins University Dean's Incentive Grant, VIBES hosted a collaborative concert project with the Peabody Conservatory Dance Department and staged performances during the 2020 Peabody Hackathon, "Hacking Harmony 2.0."

Concert production was managed by Erik Fredriksen (2018-2019) and Zijun Wang (2019-2020).

From the organization's website: "Every VIBES event is a unique experience with its own atmosphere and intention, carefully curated by the student staff around a theme. Each theme helps those involved shape that concert's identity. Suggested materials are provided to prospective composers as an optional impetus for unique exercises in composition. Every concert has its own host, designated as its concertmaster, who contributes to that performance's suggested materials, programming and presentation.

"The VIBES student staff aims to provide professionally run, artistically engaging and mentally engrossing events with high fidelity documentation to celebrate the unique artistry of the Peabody Computer Music department. All Peabody students are encouraged to submit their work, and are further encouraged to collaborate with their peers. Every event will have a following reception for the audience, composers and performers to encourage discussion and continue to build a community of Peabody electroacoustic composers." (Retrieved from, accessed 2020 August 21)


72.6 Gigabytes (920 computer files)

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VIBES is a monthly concert series run by students of the Peabody Computer Music Department. This collection contains recorded performances, photographs, programs, and posters associated with VIBES concerts during the organization's first two years of existence, 2018-2020.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection contains primarily WAV and AIFF sound recordings, mp4 and MOV video recordings, PDF documents, and JPEG photographs. Additional formats may be present. Contact the for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred in 2020 by Zijun Wang on behalf of VIBES.

Processing Information

Processed by Matt Testa in 2020.

Files are named acording to the title of each recorded event.

Guide to the Peabody VIBES records
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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA