Make Music Magic at the Next Lunch with an IPFW Scientist – 1/8/2011

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Press release from IPFW:

Make Music Magic at the Next Lunch with an IPFW Scientist

(December 21, 2010) – Future maestros can try their hand at creating music using the latest technology at the January Science Central Lunch with an IPFW Scientist session. Christopher Rutkowski, clinical assistant professor of music composition and technology at Indiana
University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), will lead “Making Music Magic with Computers” Saturday, Jan. 8, at Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at a cost of $16 per person; $10 for Science Central members. Lunch is included.

Participants will watch a demonstration of the stunning power and breadth of musical applications in the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). This will include brief examples of cutting edge audio processing, such as correcting the rhythm of an audio recording, then adding state of the art orchestral samples to create a large orchestra piece. Then they’ll use a keyboard to play virtual instruments in the DAW, comparing classical and popular music styles and collaborate to create a short piece from scratch and edit it into a professional sounding song

The Science Central Lunch with an IPFW Scientist Series is designed for families with young people 8 and up and plants in both the young and most seasoned participant a budding interest in science. After each presentation, which includes a hands-on activity, participants enjoy lunch with the presenter. Advance reservations are required, and families with young people ages 8-14 are welcome.

For more information on the series, visit or call Kathy Larsen, Science Central special programs manager, at 260-424-2400, ext. 427. For reservations, call ext. 451.

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