Thank you to Dean Joel Silverman and Master Amy Hungerford at Yale for their nomination for this award. It is an honor to be one of nine students selected from the Junior student body to be awarded the Joseph Lentilhol Selden Memorial Award for my work.
The Selden Memorial Award is dedicated in memory of Joseph Selden and the description reads “The Joseph Lentilhon Selden Memorial Junior Award is to given each year to a member of the junior class of Yale College whose verve, idealism, and constructive interest in music and the humanities exemplify those qualities for which Selden is remembered. In recent years this award has gone to a student especially notable for his or her contribution in the field of music.”
Dear Silverman wrote a very entertaining blurb about my work! Thanks Dean Silverman!
Lamtharn Hantrakul, Morse College
Lamtharn Hantrakul, or DJ Hanoi as he is also known, has rocked our world, sharing his music with a laid-back generosity that invites everyone in. Teaching fellow students to make instruments in engineering workshops, performing with a band made up of his suitemates, rolling out his lights and soundboards for dancing in the dining hall, Hanoi transmits the joy of music with supreme technical mastery. A serious researcher in the field of digital interfaces, he is working toward a future where people with physical disabilities can create music with the same ease that has defined his own artistic life.