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STEM WEEK – Those Mysterious Existences: art – science – lutherie – and the classical guitar by J. Oscar Azaret

October 20, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The intersection of science, craft, and art in the creation and playing of the classical guitar – this multimedia presentation explores the continuum of phenomena from plucking a guitar string to the human perception of sound as manifested on a classical guitar.

To palpably illustrate the craft, physics, and physiology the presenter will use live vibrational equipment, audio instrumentation, pre-assembly guitar parts, animated slides, videos, and guitar playing.  Topics covered include wood properties, guitar architectures, guitar modes, string resonances, tone production, plucking techniques, human sound perception, and more.

This program has evolved and been refined over the last decade, as class curricula and for presentations at various universities, guitar festivals, community centers, and conventions of the Guild of American Luthiers, the Guitar Foundation of America, Acoustical Society of America, the Martin Guitar factory, and others.

J. Oscar Azaret holding hand-made guitar base.

Details

Date:
October 20
Time:
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Audience
Students, Faculty, and Staff and Open to the Public

Location

Haverhill Campus, Hartleb Technology Center (Building TC)
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA
Room
TC 103 A

Organizer

Carolyn Knoepfler, PhD
Phone:
978-556-3541
Email:
cknoepfler@necc.mass.edu
Interpreter/Accommodations
We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests (i.e. Computer Aided Real Time (CART), food allergies, etc.). Please contact the host of this event for requests, questions or event information.
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