On October 2nd, 2014 there was an artist talk by Emil Schult in the Engineering building on Alfred State’s campus at 5 pm. He is a painter, poet and musician, who has collaborated with bands such as the German electronic band, Kraftwerk and once assited Steve Wozniack and Steve Jobs at making computer music.
He began his talk by talking about growing up in Dusseldorf, Germany after the devastation of World War II. He grew up in ruins and poverty, which led him to be creative and invent little things. He later went to an art academy and was able to work with other artists and grow as an artist. He then had the opportunity to visit the United States in a student exchange program that placed him in Illinois.
In the 1970s he was one of the first to work with composing synthetic music of the future. He also researched artificial intelligence and electronic music at Stanford University. He believes that in a society that is constantly growing technology it is a necessity. He then traveled the world and gathered inspiration for future projects. Many of his projects revolve around technology, painting with gold, music, 3D animations and painting on glass.