ΣΞ Chapter at New
Jersey Institute of Technology
Architects, Engineers and Musicians: What Do They Have in Common?
Musical Exploration with David Rimelis
November 13, 2013, 2:30 – 4:00 P.M
Campus Center Ballroom
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Scientists, architects, engineers and musicians — they’re all creative
builders who share important and intriguing bonds. David Rimelis will
explore these connections, as well as differences, in a tuneful Technology
and Society Forum presentation that will involve the audience as more than
listeners of good music.
A master of several stringed instruments, Rimelis is the founder and leader
of the band Life, which performs original world jazz. Joining Rimelis at
NJIT will be the equally accomplished Matt King on keyboard, Mike Richmond
on bass, and Gary Seligson on drums.
The son of country western singer “Idaho Ed,” Rimelis was raised on American
folk and popular music, and he has won prizes in a number of regional fiddle
contests. His unique charanga violin style has been featured with many
prominent Latin ensembles.
Rimelis has been a featured artist with the Colorado Symphony, Concordia
Orchestra, the New Jersey Pops, the Oregon Festival of American Music
Orchestra, and the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra. Rimelis’ own
compositions have been performed by orchestras that include the Boston Pops,
National Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Western Australia Symphony,
New Jersey Symphony, and the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra.
Rimelis is artist-in-residence for the New Jersey State Council on The Arts
and teaching artist for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He is also
director of music education for the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children in
Newark, New Jersey.
For More Information: Contact Jay Kappraff, jay.m.kappraff@.njit.edu or
Co-sponsors: NJIT Technology and Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman
Honors College, Sigma Xi.
NJIT welcomes attendees from Essex County College, Rutgers-Newark, and the
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Visit the NJIT Technology and Society Forum on the Web at http://tsf.njit.edu
Visit the NJIT Chapter of Sigma Xi at http://www.njit.edu/professional_society/sigmaxi/
Previous Forum presentations are available at http://itunes.njit.edu;
search for “Technology and Society Forum.”