Making millennium music for 'Times Square
Times Square will welcome the new year, century and millennium
with an original work by a Peabody Conservatory composer,
performed by a solo artist creating the sound of a symphony of
instruments with a "Virtual Orchestra" also developed at
As New York's famous New Year's Eve ball
plummets toward the turn of the millennium, Charles Kim's "Anthem
for the Millennium" will be conjured as if from thin air by
Peabody computer music artist-in-residence Forrest Tobey,
standing alone on a stage in Times Square armed only with a pair
of infrared light-emitting wands.
Both Kim, 27, and Tobey, 44, are double-degree
graduates of Peabody. Kim also holds a computer science degree
from the Whiting School of Engineering.
How Hopkins gots its chunk of the Berlin
Five years ago, Jack Janes was in Germany looking for a piece of
the Berlin Wall that he could secure for Johns Hopkins. The
director of the American Institute for Contemporary German
Studies stood in a park outside Berlin, examining large sections
of the wall.
Finally, he found one that appealed to him. It
was, like the rest, huge and lying on its side, partially
obscured by another section of wall. But on this particular
section, Janes noted the letters F and R.
Looking more closely, he noticed the letter E
followed the first two letters. Although he couldn't read the
rest of the word, Janes hoped it would be an I, which would make
the word FREI, the German word for free.
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