One of the most impactful elements of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is the introduction and implementation of electronic sampling. While pre-recorded, the timing and execution of this new addition make it a living, breathing member of the orchestra. But how does it work? And how does this unorthodox factor integrate into such a classically-beloved medium as opera?
This week's SIDEBAR covers all this and more as conductor Michael Christie walks you through the nuts and bolts while also giving you a big picture understanding of the relationship between traditionally-acoustic performance and electronic music.