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Name: Isaac King (Ise)
Nickname: Ise / (prefers) Zac
Date of Birth: December 12th (Sagittarius)
Height: 176cm / 5”9’
Degree: Undergraduate, Strings Major (Double Bass)
Year: 2nd year
Elective: Jazz Orchestra
As a child, Ise had a bit of trouble to concentrate in any general tasks that he was given. Seeing this, his parents wished for him to learn music in hope that it would help him a bit in focus and patience. However since none of their family is a musician, they went into the music shop blindly, hoping that they will find something that would suit his need. After walking around the store and talking to the staff for a while, they decided to take the huge contrabass although it was a bit big for Ise as the kid insisted to choose the instruments with the pretense that ‘it looks cool’. His grandfather was elated at this news as this mean he can share his love and knowledge of jazz with one of his grandsons. He even took him to some of the concerts and play with some of his musician friends who, in turn, gladly teach the kid some of the feel that he couldn’t get in the classical course that he attended.
Over the years, Ise’s love for music grows along with his skills. The more he achieved new skills, the more he’s eager to learn and even started to make his own arrangements on his favourite songs for fun; often share it with the jazz club that his late grandpa introduced years ago. Along the years spent hanging there, he also made friends with some of the younger ones and do their own regular sessions that he never fail to attend after school hours. It made him happy, and realized it more that he wanted to do this as more than just a hobby. Although he didn’t dare to tell his family, seeing that funding him to a specialized university all the way in the capital would be a bit much to ask. Alas, his only choice is to keep quiet and learn as much as he can get from the people around him.
What he didn’t expect was, in his last summer of senior secondary school, his eldest brothers gave him an envelope with a music school logo emblazoned on the top corner, stating that he had an audition to follow his application requests for the university. Confused as he was, his sister finally explained that the twin had sent out his papers for applying without Ise's knowing and that they would support him ("In exchange on putting our names too once you got famous" his brother said half-jokingly.) For once, he was really thankful that the double devils' schemes wasn't used for black mailing him to hell. Although his parents was reluctant to let their youngest son to go outside of the states, they finally let him go with the promise to call often.
Although he hasn't touched classical for quite a while, being surrounded by strict instructors and appropriate environment, brought back his feels in no time. As he was under a scholarship, he tried to be on his best behavior during all of his classes, though his habit of improvised on everything while playing doesn't die easily. Two years through his course, his professors acknowledge that his talents, although it could do more polishing, was astounding as it was and would be good to be brought in a more advanced environment. Thus they made him a recommendation letter for Clefford Conservatory, which he immediately called in for interview much to his surprise.
It was harder for him to convince his parents for him to go rather than preparing for his accommodation and papers to transfer since one, they didn't want him to go all the way to the other side of the world, literally. Two, turns out his credits wasn't enough yet to transfer as a second year and thus require him to start from the beginning again. And three, even though he has a relative there, the man was often busy and besides he would be staying on the campus dorm. But after much begging and convincing, all is well and he finally fly off to London.
Though as it turns out, it really wasn't an easy feat for him to adapt. While the university he attended back home was by no means internationally renowned, it was also a school that as close as what would you call the most prestigious in the whole country. But Clefford made it seems like it was nothing. Classes are faster and harder with students’ whom skills to match; and definitely stricter. It left him quite thrown off and getting disarrayed on the first couple of weeks. Made him painfully aware at how advanced and far this school is from home. It took quite a while for him to truly settle down and steadily regain his pace, but despite all of that he is actually quite excited with all the challenge and learning experience that he could get from this school.
- Able to fall sleep everywhere and anywhere.
- Quite interested in composing.
- Likes to experiments with foods (although he’s a horrible cook)
- Likes to explore the weird parts of the city.
- He’s looking for people to do a regular jamming session with outside of mandatory classes and electives.
- Usually wearing contacts during the day since he keeps misplacing his glasses.
- Could play a little bit of piano since he was often asked to be the replacement when their club pianist couldn't make it.
- Have an uncle who works as a graphic designer in London. Sometimes takes him out to eat something nice when he's not busy which Ise really,
really gratefully accept.
Likes & Dislikes:
+ Kate (his bass)
+ Good food
+ Comfortable places (to sleep)
+ Spicy foods
+ People calls him Zac instead of Ise
+ Horror stories
+ Improvised jamming session
- Carbonara sauce
- Getting disturbed
- Cats (allergic)
- Getting bossed around
- Screamo musics
Typically likes pieces that are complex and fast paced since it's more interesting to play around with. He like the grand and intense feeling that these kind of songs bring and generally the challenge of playing it. However, he is willing to play one with slow tempo as long as it's jazz or a song that held sentimental values for him. Then again, Ise is generally learning to get rid of his habit of rearranging songs as he likes whenever he plays.
RP Method & Timezone:
- Google Doc
- Note/Reply (rarely open)
- Group Chat (if any)
Head canon > lit > script
Timezone GMT +8