Exhibition “Music from the Sound Up: The Creative Tools of Synthesis”

This exhibition is likely to be of particular interest for US-citizens or visitors to the United States. It takes place in the Museum of Making Music (MoMM), in CARLSBAD – south of Los Angeles / California. Opening is Friday, October 18th, 2019 with special guest Michael Boddicker …

Michael Boddicker – film score composer, session musician and synthesizer guru – did countless synthesizer recordings for numerous prominent musicians / bands, such as Quincy Jones, Randy Newman or The Bee Gees.

Music from the Sound Up: The Creative Tools of Synthesis

The exhibit is co-developed creatively by MoMM’s Manager of Artifacts and Exhibitions, Dr. Jonathan Piper, and sound artist and San Diego State professor Dr. Chris Warren and gives synthesis a humanistic spin by inviting visitors to walk through seven stations that illustrate the connection between the concepts of synthesis and the music we create using synthesizers.

“For all the incredible variety and flexibility of synthesizers, the foundations of synthesis have a common purpose: making your own music from the sound up. The Museum of Making Music’s new special exhibition, Music from the Sound Up: The Creative Tools of Synthesis, gives synthesis a humanistic spin through approachable and intuitive metaphors. As you learn about the tools of synthesis, you’ll build your own unique sound that you can use to make music on a collection of interactive instruments.”

(www.museumofmakingmusic.org)

Event Details

For all the incredible variety and flexibility of synthesizers, the foundations of synthesis have a common purpose: making your own music from the sound up. The Museum of Making Music’s new special exhibition, Music from the Sound Up: The Creative Tools of Synthesis, gives synthesis a humanistic spin through approachable and intuitive metaphors. As you learn about the tools of synthesis, you’ll build your own unique sound that you can use to make music on a collection of interactive instruments.

At 6 PM, Museum Members and a guest are invited to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition with wine, lite-bites, music, and more!

At 7 PM, we welcome special guest, musician and electronic music expert Michael Lehmann Boddicker for a keynote presentation and musical demonstration of the nature and impact of sythesizers in composition and modern music.


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