Jun 1

New Jersey Club Dan Trueman '90 Event

From Physics to Fiddle: A Performance by Dan Trueman '90

Saturday, June 1st, 2013
2:00 pm / Home of Rich '74 and Laura Shaw
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Lebanon, NJ

The New Jersey Carleton Club

invites you to

From Physics to Fiddle:   A Performance by Dan Trueman ’90

The New Jersey Carleton Club invites you to a performance and presentation by Dan Trueman ’90. Dan majored in physics at Carleton and now is a professor of music at Princeton University. You can visit his website at

About Trueman’s work:  Dan Trueman is an American composer and fiddler. He began studying violin at the age of 4, and decades later, after a chance encounter, fell in love with the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, an instrument and tradition that has deeply affected all of his work.  Dan’s explorations of musical instruments have extended beyond the fiddle into new technologies; Dan is the co-founder and Director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, the first ensemble of its size and kind that has led to the formation of similarly inspired ensembles across the world, from Oslo to Dublin, to Stanford and Bangkok.  Dan's compositional work reflects this complex and broad range of activities, exploring rhythmic connections between traditional dance music and machines, for instance, or engaging with the unusual phrasing, tuning and ornamentation of the traditional Norwegian music while trying to discover new music that is singularly inspired by, and only possible with, new digital instruments that he designs and constructs.  Dan's work has been recognized by grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations, among others.

Based on the first letter of your last name, please bring:
A-I = beverage (juice, soda, etc.)
J-Q = appetizer or snack (enough for six people)
R-Z = sweet treat (enough for six people)

RSVPs are requested to Lexi Gelperin Ryan '05 by May 25.

Questions?: Call Rich and Laura Shaw.

Sponsored by New Jersey Carleton Club. Contact: sherrick, Alumni Relations Office