Spring 2016

MSTE Friday Lunches are paused indefinitely, but you can still find historical archives, including videos, on this site.

There will be no MSTE Friday Lunch on Friday, March 18, 2016.

There will be no MSTE Friday Lunch on Friday, March 4, 2016.

A fascinating look at numbers in music through the use of golden section proportions, ancient Chinese magic squares, and feng shui in music by James Brown, Phil Collins, Eminem, Peter Maxwell Davies, Claude Debussy and Zack Browning. The lecture will include a discussion of Browning’s “Network Slammer” for flute and computer-generated sounds which is based on the Magic Square of the Sun, and String Quartet which is based on the Lo Shu Square as it appears in period eight of the Flying Star System of feng shui.

Morgan Johnston will give an overview of the use of renewable energy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From the existing solar and geothermal installations to a planned biomass boiler and wind power purchase agreement, Ms. Johnston will share details about the projects, process, and lessons learned.


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