Getting High Zero Steve Wiley
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer
Seeing and hearing Thomas Lehn perform can best be described as an earful. Or perhaps, one should say, it’s very ear-opening. Whatever the cliché, the experience should probably be called, above all, provocative and quite stimulating. Lehn is a performer and interpreter of improvised contemporary music who hails from Germany, where he studied music recording engineering and received formal musical training in classical piano.
The maestro fiddles with his doohickeys.
Since the late-1980s, he has been playing concerts of various classical and modern pieces, but as of late, he has focused on electronic live musical performance. What is his instrument? It is an analog synthesizer which dates back to 1969. What is the reason for his unusual, modernistic art? "Music is a reflection of human existence," he told the crowd in the recording studio of the Fine Arts building. "I’m open to try anything; I don’t like easy things- I like to work through them." ...
See, this is one of the reasons I wanted to write for the paper: you get to do and see stuff you otherwise never would have done or seen. Even weird (for me) stuff like this.
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