MUSIC EXTRA: A HISTORY OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - 9. THE FUTURE OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 22nd June 2019
In this final episode of A History of Music and Technology, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason discovers how rapid digital innovation is shaping the way we make, listen and interact with music.
He reveals how artificial intelligence is taking human input out of musical composition and how virtual reality is reshaping the recording studios of tomorrow.
But in an age where everyone can have access to music-making technology, how do you stand out? And has the internet made it too easy to copy what has come before us, rather than create something which is completely brand-new?
The series is produced in association with the Open University.
Professor Ge Wang, Stanford University and author of 'Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime'
Professor Justin Patterson, University of West London and co-creator of Variplay
Imogen Heap, musician and creator of the MiMu glove
Adam Stark, MiMu
Guillaume Devigne, Crypton Future Media
Drew Silverstein, CEO and co-founder of Amper Music
Simon Reynolds, journalist and author of 'Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past'
Hannah Peel, musician and creator of Rebox
Produced by Craig Smith
(Photo: An artistic soundwave Credit: Getty Images)