Ann Money of the Oklahoma Aquarium, Director of Education and Research, said, “We love combining art and science to bring STEAM to life. Our partner event is unique and offers students the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful music of the Tulsa Symphony along with the beauty of the ocean. “
For more information or to register: tulsasymphony.org/education/symphony-by-the-sea
Signature Symphony Chamber Music
A unique composition that combines the trumpet with the latest computer technology is at the center of this week’s virtual events presented by the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College.
Trumpeter Ben Hay will give a presentation “Connecting the Dots” on Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm, which will offer a perspective of the interpreter on “Sonata for Trumpet and Launchpad” by Adam Cuthbért.
The work was commissioned by trumpeter and educator John Adler and premiered in 2013. It uses Ableton Live software, a popular digital audio workstation used by DJs, producers, performers, and composers.
The “Launchpad” is a device with which the performer triggers various pre-programmed music events in the software. The sound of the trumpet is processed by Ableton and can be changed by various filters, similar to effects pedals for an electric guitar. These filters can also be triggered and changed via the launchpad.