Carnegie Mellon University
December 26, 2018

Auld Lang Syne Goes Underground

By Laura Kelly

Each year, CMU rings in the New Year with a rendition of "Auld Lang Syne." This year, faculty and students involved with Exploded Ensemble and Activated Anamorphs from the College of Fine Arts, School of Computer Science, the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs and Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) Network brought School of Music graduate student Jacob Randall Holmes' arrangement to life. The performance was filmed during the "SubSurface: Site-Specific Sight & Sound" festival, hundreds of feet below the surface in a limestone mine in Brady's Bend, Armstrong County.

One Song, Many Versions


The Tartan Tuba Band performed an original arrangement of "Auld Lang Syne," by Assistant Teaching Professor Lance LaDuke.


Ujjal Bhattacharya, then a double math and music major at Carnegie Mellon, arranged and performed "Auld Lang Syne" on marimba in the Kraus Campo on CMU’s campus.


The CMU Treblemakers helped us ring in the new year.