Thomas Dolby visits NU on Jan. 27

UPDATE 1/21/14: This event will be held in Behrakis room 105.

Northeastern is proud to welcome the legendary Thomas Dolby to campus on Monday, January 27. Dolby will discuss the technologies and keyboards he has used throughout his career in a talk titled The Road to MIDI Hell is Paved with Good Intentions. From the event page:

Thomas Dolby will discuss some of the technologies and keyboards he has used during his 35 years in the music business. Giant monophonic synths that wouldn’t stay in tune; valve limiters that took 20 minutes to warm up; transformational innovations like the Fairlight CMI, cost-smashing revelations like ProTools and the MacBook Pro, and the seemingly limitless possibilities of a new app like Omnisphere. He concludes that he was happiest back in the days when he had to pingpong between tracks on a stereo Teac reel-to-reel, using a disco lighting switcher to play the drums.

Thomas Dolby will be at NU on January 27 at 10:30AM in the Behrakis Health Sciences Center room 105. This free event is presented by the Northeastern Center for Arts and Music.


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