An Evening of Music and Storytelling With Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby

Image caption: Thomas Dolby

Aug 8, 2018
8:30 - 10pm EDT
Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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Description

Join Thomas Dolby—musician, video director, author, and Johns Hopkins professor—on the final performance of his 2018 solo tour. The creative mind behind such hits as "She Blinded Me With Science" and "Hyperactive," Dolby is a synthesist and producer for artists including David Bowie, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Foreigner, Def Lepperd, George Clinton, and Joni Mitchell.

Video credit: Thomas Dolby

In this intimate solo performance, Dolby will allow members of the audience to randomly pick songs from his 30-year catalog. He will tell the story behind the genesis of each, while simultaneously deconstructing its musical parts, synth sounds, and lyrics. The resulting music will be output from his laptop and keyboards, and projected on a screen behind him, along with personal photos and memorabilia. Each performance will therefore be a slightly different audiovisual experience, with surprises each night.

Dolby will also be performing at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, on July 30

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact