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The Future of Music Technology

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason discovers how rapid digital innovation is shaping the way we make, listen and interact with music.

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.

CONTRIBUTORS

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)

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53 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Jun 2019 21:06GMT

Broadcasts

  • Sat 22 Jun 2019 11:06GMT
  • Sun 23 Jun 2019 19:06GMT
  • Sun 23 Jun 2019 21:06GMT

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Nick Mason speaks to The Open University about Pink Floyd’s unique musical innovations.