Music | Computer Science
2023 Walter J. Nelson Prize
Music Capstone Project:
I first started working on this project in 2018 after I lost the files for almost 3 years of music I had created previously. Overtime, the purpose of the project had changed several times until I settled on creating a concept album that would serve as an origin story for my alter-ego. Since starting in 2018, I completely recreated every song on the project a total of 3 times with this one being the final version. Currently, only 7 of the intended 11 songs are available. I hope to do a full release on all streaming services in a few months.
The story opens with the main character laying on their back in a burning building after being attacked by a villain from the future. The soon-to-be hero then decides to hunt down a powerful artifact from an old legend to save themselves from their enemies.
Arius Thomas is an experimental electronic music creator who is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Arius creates and performs under the name CrispSalad and as a member of the musical trio, Kunnetik. After graduating, Arius will be working as a cybersecurity engineer alongside finalizing 12 unfinished albums.