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Thursday, March 19 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Beethoven to Beyonce: The Science Behind a Hot Beat

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Have you heard a song come over the radio and wondered: “wow, why is this beat so hot??” Or even "how on earth did they make it??” Take a journey along the nexus of music, science, and technology. Part lecture, part concert, this technomusicological session will explore the physics of sound & rhythm, the technology enabling modern music production, the symbiotic-importance of culture & neurocognition, and for a finale, the features of chart-topping hit songs from over the last few decades.

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Nana Ayensu

Asst VP Investment Strategy, General Electric
By day, Nana Menya Ayensu is an constructs technoeconomic models of energy systems and develops technology partnerships for GE. That said, he has always had an avid passion for music and has composed for the over a decade -- from hip hop and jazz to latin and afrobeat.. He has presented... Read More →

Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
ACC Room 16AB

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