We can build on this.

IMM at TCNJ Senior Show 2020

May 18, 2020 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Pete Hansinger


I am from a galaxy where the stars shine too bright and the sun changes colors. I don’t wanna be this way but they don’t want me to go away. So, I journey into the land of emotion and paint colors onto the gray.

Project Overview

These 12 songs along with 12 paintings are creations from my head influenced by my favorite books, conversations, artists, family, and friends. Living gives me the inspiration needed to create and I will never stop. It has become a therapy for me. A way to look into myself with fresh eyes. I haven’t always been comfortable speaking my mind so I hurled myself into my art in order to tell GOD how I was feeling. I look more at my work as prayers than anything else.

Biggest Challenge

A problem I had while creating these paintings and music was knowing when to stop creating. The hardest part was knowing when the project was complete and what songs and paintings deserved to be put out into the world. I had about 30 songs I completed this semester and over 20 paintings and choosing which ones fit into the project was the hardest thing. I changed the track list almost every day depending on how I was feeling at the time.

Adapting to the COVID Pandemic

Because of the COVID situation, I couldn’t use the campus recording studio for the music, so I had to borrow a microphone from my friend in order to record the music. This made the vocals come in much less clear because it comes through much clearer in the recording studio. Developing the project away from campus was also hard because I couldn’t show my professor and classmates how serious I have taken this project. I spent so much time and energy on this project and honestly I don’t care so much how other people like it. This has been a spiritual journey for me and I’m so happy that I am happy with this project.