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.
Michael, the co-founder of Synthplex, is regarded as one of the top electronic and synthesist session musicians today. He has an exhaustive list of recording and performance credits with hundreds of well-known artists, including: John Williams, Thomas Newman, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, David Foster, Barbra Streisand, Maurice Jarre, Burt Bacharach, Lionel Ritchie, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Earth Wind and Fire, Randy Newman, Sting, Whitney Houston, Bob Seger, Randy Newman, Chicago, Julio Iglesias, and many others.
His playing can be heard on Earth, Wind & Fire's "Let's Groove Tonight;" USA For Africa’s “We Are The World;” Whitney Houston's “Greatest Love Of All;” Barbra Streisand’s “Somewhere;” Michael Jackson's "Thriller," "Bad," & "Black or White;" Randy Newman's "Short People, & "I Love LA;" and the Pointer Sisters' "He's So Fine."
A GRAMMY Award-winner Lehmann Boddicker has also received the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences "Most Valuable Player" Award three times, the "Most Valuable Player Emeritus" Award, and was named Keyboard Magazine's "Best Studio Synthesist" and "Best Session Player."
Please RSVP — Space is limited.
Music from the Sound Up: The Creative Tools of Synthesis is generously supported by Sweetwater and Fishman. Instruments on display are loaned by Yamaha, Roland, Arturia, and Critter & Guitari.
Museum Track-Level members will be treated to a special VIP behind-the-scenes event at 5PM. RSVP to Alisa: email@example.com or 760-304-5820