Scientists, 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.