Scott Chowning, French Horn player and electronic composer, won a grant from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, to explore Music Performance In Non-Traditional Spaces, like caves and a skatepark full-pipe. Scott performs live ambient electronic music in Canadian nightclubs. He produces techno-house tracks using Max and Ableton Live.

While the YMCA Christmas festival was happening upstairs, Scott played some Strauss on his french horn for a roomful of our Bayview kids. Before he started, one of the kids asked "don't you need a microphone?", and Scott proceeded to play so loud the young ones were covering their ears.

Incidentally, Scott's dad, John Chowning, developed Frequency Modulation Synthesis in the 1970's, which became the basis for the Yamaha DX7 synthesizer, which formed the sound of many Top 40 music hits during the 1980's. The technology was used by Al Jarreau, Whitney Houston, the Grateful Dead, Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, and many others.