At the intersection of tradition & technology, Caryn Lin literally transforms sound through the use of her electric violins and a myriad of modern technology. Years of concentrated experimentation with sound, results in a live show that is the musical equivalent of light traveling through a prism – spectacular. Caryn plays her 4, 5 and 6 string electric violins, using looping to create short, on-the-spot recordings of her voice, percussion, and other sounds. As she plays the violin, the recorded snippets play back in a continuous loop adding fascinating layers of sound over deceptively simple melodies. The resulting music is both otherworldly and totally catchy: mesmerizing and unique.
Caryn is a classically trained violinist who became an electric violinist, composer, and education innovator. She finds influence in everything from baroque to rock. She started violin lessons at age 9, and soon began studies with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Larry Grika. She earned a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Northwestern University. After graduation Caryn moved to Germany to study under virtuoso Suzanne Lautenbacher. Caryn has played everywhere from Lincoln Center to a monastery in the French Alps to hundreds of thousands of kids in schools and community venues. Her music has been featured on MTV’s “The Real World,” and on 150 international radio stations including Sirius/XM satellite. Both she and her music appear in the movie Philadelphia. Visit her website at: carynlin.com
Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Space is limited
Registration is required
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South Street