A seamless tapestry of music and sound.

This film was done by students from The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas A&M and AIB – Bonn, Germany. Music and Sound Design by Roxanne Minnish. I had to “watch” this film several times before coming up with music that would fit this theme.


This film was done by a graduate animation class at The University of Texas of Dallas. Music and sound design by Roxanne Minnish.

Bathers by John Marin










This piece was in the Coastlines exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art April 25 – August 22, 2010. This painting was part of the modernist movement.  In Bathers, you find fragmented forms of women bathing nude on the beach.  As quoted by Marin, “I demand of them [paintings] that they are related to experiences.  I demand of them that they have the story — embracing these with the all over demand that they have the music of themselves as beautiful — forms — lines — and paint on beautiful paper of canvas.”

I tried to capture the experience of an afternoon at the beach with friends, trying to do something that wasn’t a popular practice, sunbathing in the nude.  The rhythm of the piece suggests the feelings and reponses to this environment.  The subjects of Marin’s art can be understood in the context of early twentieth-century American culture.  You will hear the music of the harp and english horn, trying to define the music and form of the beautiful figures and lines in the painting.


This story was written by one of the students in our group.   We then took the story to the streets and filmed it.  We recruited the female actor, male actor and elderly man, as well as one of our UT Dallas police officers.  Roxanne Minnish wrote the music to the video and Laura Ehrich helped adding the sound effects.  This was a semester long project.

This project was done with a graduate class at The University of Texas at Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art in May of 2009.  Pieces of art were selected by the museum. Students chose pieces that interested them to write a soundscape.  I was fortunate enough to do ten soundscapes.  I believe that soundscapes add to art.  Sometimes you “hear” something that you may not have “seen” looking at a painting.  Give this a try.  Go through this gallery of art with your sound muted.  Go through it again with you sound turned up.  Does it make a difference in how you view the piece?

Debuted as a pre-roll to the UT Dallas Fall 2010 commencement ceremonies, this short film highlights facts both informative and fun facts about the University and it students. The project features the work of two UT Dallas arts and technology majors – current graduate student Roxanne Minnish created the original soundtrack and Isaac Murray BA’09 produced and animated the film.

Panel of Presidents - The University of Texas at Dallas

This video was created to commemorate the last 40 years of The University of Texas at Dallas. Nostalgia played at the Panel of Presidents, an event that brought back two previous President’s and had them discuss topics regarding the university.

For more information on the event please visit the article at UT Dallas’ website:

Directed by: Isaac Murray
All CG and Visual Effects by: Isaac Murray
Soundscape by: Roxanne Minnish