Music + Technology: Living Together in Perfect Harmony

Caplan Center

The School of Music, in conjunction with WXPN and the University’s Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, will present "Music + Technology: Living Together in Perfect Harmony" as part Philly Tech Week, taking place April 4 - 12. A panel of esteemed professionals will share their thoughts and opinions on how music and technology are intersecting and influencing one another and where that partnership might lead. The event will also feature musical performances, followed by a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with some of Philly's finest music and tech-savvy professionals over light refreshments.

Speakers include NPR’s Tom Moon; Hip-Hop Hall of Famer Schooly D; DJ extraordinaire RJD2; WXPN’s Bruce Warren; Grammy-winning producer Aaron "Luis" Levinson; music historian and UArts faculty/alum Dr. Donald Chittum BM '56, MM '57, DM '63; Michael Fiebach, CEO, Famehouse Digital Media; and Jon Richter, CEO, LiveDownloads.com and Nugs.net.

There is no avoiding it – technology has pushed music into new places and spaces with varying affects and one clear result: every "twist of the knob" leads to more creativity. The inventions of the past two centuries (from the gramophone of the 19th century, to the rapid rise and changes in the 20th century) have taken us on a wonderful ride – a journey passing through the advent of radio, film, cassettes and CDs, followed by the final "game-changer" of the last millennium: Napster.

In the present, incredible changes and daily developments in the worlds of music and technology are evolving in every possible direction – from the way music is created, produced, distributed and sold, but especially in how it's being consumed. This has left both industries shaking their heads with more questions than answers.

So we ask, in 2014: Music + Technology = ________?

This event is free and open to the public.

Terra Hall
211 S Broad Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

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