Physicist and Singer to Bridge Music and Science at Denison
Posted: February 26, 2007
Â¬ -- Denison University set a theme for events this year during the orientation program for first-year students. The McGregor Connections Initiative continues the "Dissonance & Harmony " programming during the spring semester with a mini series on "The Art of Science & the Science of Art." Dan Boye, a physicist, actor, and opera singer, will open the series with a lecture and demonstration titled "Harmony Within the Human Voice" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday (March 5) in Olin Hall, Room 114. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the department of physics. Jorg Schlinke, an artist, will give a second lecture in the series on Tuesday (March 6).
Boye is a physics professor at Davidson College, N.C. His lecture will take students on a tour of the singing voice from a musician-scientist's view. The purpose is to combine scientific analysis with a listening experience that demonstrates the intersections of science and artistic expression.
Demonstrations, ranging from crude to beautiful, will be sounded. At the end, aspects of the analytical perspective will be fused together in a holistic listening experience. Boye earned his doctorate in physics from the University of Georgia. His research interests include phonon dynamics and energy transfer processes and non-linear optical properties of transition metal and rare earth ions. He has published articles in Science magazine and is affiliated with the Optical Society of America, American Physical Society, and The Society of Physics Students.
A professional bass baritone, Boye's musical career covers more than 20 years of operatic roles, stage musicals and operettas. Boye has performed operatic roles with Opera Carolina, NC Symphony, and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra. Some of his prominent musical roles include parts in "Sweeny Todd," "Mikado," and "Oklahoma!" Additionally, Boye has been a soloist in Bach's "St. Matthew's Passion," Beethoven's "Symphony #9," Brahms' "Deutches Requiem," and Mozart's "Credo Mass."
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville --The McGregor Connections Initiative and the Department of Physics presents lecture/demonstration by physicist and singer Dan Boye, "Harmony Within the Human Voice," 4:30 p.m., Monday (March 5), Olin Hall 114. Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6223 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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