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New Tech City’s Tech, Music & the Brain with Laurie Anderson and Guests

Saturday July 13 2024 • 2:38am - 2:38am ET

Laurie Anderson

It was an evening of music and mind during a live event in The Greene Space on Tuesday, February 4.

New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi and Q2 Music’s Helga Davis talked tech, music and the brain with iconic performance artist, composer and musician Laurie AndersonMary Farbood, Assistant Professor in the Music Technology program at New York University, and Mari Kimura, Director of the Future Music Lab at the Atlantic Music Festival and an instructor at Juilliard.

A longtime pioneer in electronic music, Anderson has invented numerous instruments and devices which she’s used in her music and theater work, relentlessly exploring and experimenting the intersection of sound and language. Farbood’s research focuses primarily on understanding the real-time aspects of music listening, in particular how the brain perceives tonality and musical tension and how computer applications can facilitate musical creativity. After their conversation, Kimura performed a piece called “Eigenspace” for violin and interactive audio, originally commissioned by Harvestworks.

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