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TUES 26 FEB- MLK Luncheon Seminar: Matthew Schumaker
February 26 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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Matthew Schumaker, Music and Theater Arts
Music reaches towards the science of flight in a new concert piece inspired by Robert Henry Lawrence, the first African-American astronaut. The composer presents on computer-assisted composition techniques he created for this work, including a method to derive musical lines from measurements of aerodynamic streamlines. Schumaker talks about developing this piece, which will be premiered at MIT in April as part of the Cambridge Science Fair, and places it in a larger context of related aesthetic concerns in contemporary music composition.
All are welcome to join us for this educational luncheon.
If you are able to attend, please reply to Shauna Bush-Fenty (email@example.com) with any dietary restrictions, accessibility considerations or other needs.