Les Paul: Composing Through the Times

February 11, 2020
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Trine University’s Spring 2020 Humanities Symposia continues with “Les Paul: Composing Through the Times.” The Symposia is presented by Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication (HAC). Christine Olding, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, will present “Les Paul: Composing Through the Times.” Olding will discuss how Lester William Posfuss, better known as Les Paul, changed how audiences listen to music. Les Paul was not only a famous musician, but also an inventor. He designed the solid-body electric guitar and introduced revolutionary recording techniques. To this day, Paul’s work continues to be heard in rock, jazz and country. He’s the only person to be in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and National Inventors Hall of Fame.