Trine University’s Spring 2020 Humanities Symposia continues with “Les Paul: Composing Through the Times.” The Symposia is presented by Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication (HAC). Christine Olding, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, will present “Les Paul: Composing Through the Times.” Olding will discuss how Lester William Posfuss, better known as Les Paul, changed how audiences listen to music.
Les Paul was not only a famous musician, but also an inventor. He designed the solid-body electric guitar and introduced revolutionary recording techniques. To this day, Paul’s work continues to be heard in rock, jazz and country. He’s the only person to be in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and National Inventors Hall of Fame.
What is Trine Humanities Symposia?
The Humanities Symposia is a series of presentations and discussions that cover a wide range of topics related to the humanities. It was created as a university outlet for scholars and artists searching for a place to present their research outside of academic conferences. The Symposia allows them to share their research with Trine as well as the local community. For more information about the Symposia, contact Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at email@example.com.