In the world of audio engineering, there is still a massive gender gap. But within this industry, Emily Lazar has been blazing a trail forward. Having recorded over 2,000 albums with artists like David Bowie, the Foo Fighters and Madonna, the Grammy-nominated engineer is making space for more women in the booth.
Started learning music at the early age of 8 years JOURNEY – Started learning music at the early age of 8 years. The first instrument he learnt was keyboard. Thereafter learning new instruments became an event of curiosity and passion for him.
CIRMMT Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music
Dan Gauger, BOSE, USA
20 April 2017 – Tanna Schulich Hall
For many, music is a unifier—an art form that brings people together and allows us to connect over shared emotions. But what if you couldn’t hear the lyrics or rhythms that add meaning to our lives? Enter Myles de Bastion and his Audiolux visualization system. Though he now identifies as Deaf, the Portland-based artist and musician never lost his love of music. Combining his interest in sound, visual arts and technology, de Bastion created a system to share music with both Deaf and hearing audiences alike. In the process, he formed an entirely new method of communication and self-expression that hearing and non-hearing communities can appreciate together.
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We’re all familiar with Pomp & Circumstance, the graduation song that’s the official soundtrack of almost every commencement. But how did it get so big? In this episode of Vox’s Almanac, Phil Edwards investigates and finds diamonds, war, and Dame Clara Butt.
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One night in 2002, a friend gave Jorge Drexler the chorus to a song and challenged him to write the rest of it using a complex, poetic form known as the “Décima.” In this fascinating talk, Drexler examines the blended nature of identity, weaving together the history of the Décima with his own quest to write one. He closes the talk with a performance of the resulting song, “La Milonga del Moro Judío.”
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A student then takes the bench and the pair analyzes how a beginner visually approaches a piece as opposed to someone more tenured.
Watch An Insanely Good Theremin Player Nail One Of Ennio Morricone’s The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Songs
Theremin is a notoriously difficult instrument to play — in part because you don’t actually touch it while you’re playing it — but Carolina Eyck makes all the tricky passages in “The Ecstasy of Gold” look easy.
Sound design can make or break a film, but most audiences won’t notice it if it’s done right.
The internet is an imperfect place. It’s bred some godawful behavior and made some things worse. But this is proof that it’s probably all worth it.
Florida dairy farmer Ed Henderson has been playing the trombone since elementary school. And these days his audience, well, fits the scenery. Turns out, cows love jazz music! What began as a one-off backyard practice session, has turned into a regular gig that Henderson says entertains and pleases his audience of 6,800 or so cows. Hey, whatever works!
Alarms come in many forms; from the gentle ping of a text message notification to the wake-up wail of a bedside clock, these sounds are a part of our lives. That’s why an alarm that could actually save your life needs to be so attention-grabbing—and intensely annoying. This is how Carryl Baldwin, a human factors psychologist at Virginia’s George Mason University, designed the most annoying sound possible to warn drivers of head-on collisions.
Mandy Harvey is a singer-songwriter working on her fourth album. She was studying music in college when she lost her hearing. She sings by feeling vibrations in the floor, and by using the muscle memory of her vocal cords to sing notes.