Mar 9, 2022, 7:30 PM - How to Live a Double Life in Computing and Music
Thursday, March 9, 2022, 7:30 PM on Zoom
Mini-performance and Talk by Madang Artist, Cellist Gregory Beaver
Everyone says you have to choose: a career in music OR a career in something else. Cellist/composer and OSM Madang Artist Gregory Beaver’s experience shows us another way. Gregory was a founding member and cellist of the acclaimed Chiara String Quartet for 18 years. He started playing the cello at the age of 7, and around the same time, he also started computer programming. When the Chiara String Quartet’s career was at its busiest, performing and recording Béla Bartók’s Complete String Quartets by heart, he was always tinkering as a programmer coding in open source sites and even publishing a book on the PHP programming language. After dedicating two decades to quartet playing and teaching cello and chamber music, he decided that if one has an authentic interest in music and other crafts, there are careers that allow you to live fully and inspirationally in both worlds. He now works as a senior software engineer at Braze, and over the 2020-2021 season, he performed regularly in chamber music concerts and composed a 25-minute solo piano work. He is currently composing a requiem for choir and full orchestra, and continues to teach music and perform chamber music.
The event will be offered on a sliding scale. If you are not able to pay at the present moment, please select the free option. If you are able to pay, we thank you for contributing to our open space where the boundaries between groups of people, including artists and audience, fade away inspiring creative freedom.
This event is a part of the Madang Project. Please find out more about the Madang Project here.