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Wednesday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Future of Music - Is There One?

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Have the (probably) unintended consequences created by the relatively recent technology paradigm shift from analogue to a seamless digital universe of recording, production, storage and distribution of music led music itself to all from grace? At least in its recorded incarnation. In this movement from tape deck to shuffle the deck, from analogue scarcity to digital infinity: Music has itself become hyper ubiquitous but correspondingly less influential. Is the Resurrection of Vinyl telling us something really important? In all the annals of unintended consequence, will the fate of music on digital platforms be the most unintended of all, the loss of ability to move the human spirit? See the professors collide on this one.

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George Massenburg

Professor of Sound RecordingMcGill UniversityAs a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, George Massenburg left in disappointment in university education and has never looked back. He joined the McGill faculty as an adjunct professor in 1996, and... Read More →
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Sandy Pearlman

ProfessorMcGill UniversitySandy Pearlman/MicroBio Visiting Professor and past Schulich Distinguished Chair, McGill University. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow in the History of Ideas at Brandeis and New School Fellow in Sociology and Anthropology. Over the last few years, at McGill, Pearlman... Read More →
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Casey Rae-Hunter

Deputy DirFuture of Music CoalitionCasey Rae-Hunter is a musician, policy pundit and the Deputy Director of Future of Music Coalition. He gives frequent talks at conferences and campuses on issues at the intersection of creativity, technology, policy and law, and is a go-to source... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC

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