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#35: Technology Powering Elevated Music Experiences

This fascinating episode focuses on how new and innovative technology can elevate our listening experiences and take them to a new level: Oisin Lunny speaks to Dr. Kelly Snook, Founder of the Kepler Concordia, Co-Founder and Director of Mi.Mu Gloves, owner and producer at “It’s Not Rocket Science Studios” recording studios and a former NASA researcher (hello International Space Week 2021!) and Sean Barton, Senior Global Product Line Manager of Home Audio at HARMAN and one of the masterminds behind the innovative Harman Kardon Radiance 2400 speaker system. 

How can technologies from the professional audio world improve our music consumption at home? How can new and innovative technology elevate our listening experience? And what is the future of audio technology? 

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Audio Talks

A podcast on all things audio presented to you by HARMAN and our family of audio brands including JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG. Host Oisin Lunny, music journalist and audio enthusiast, will interview expert guests, legends of the music industry and audio scientists to discuss the power of music and audio in all its facets. New episode bi-weekly every Thursday.

About Kelly Snook

Kelly Snook is a rocket scientist, music producer, engineer, and data sonification researcher based in London and Portland, Oregon. Kelly spent two decades as a NASA Research Scientist with a focus on Mars and the Moon, before turning her attention to music full-time in 2010 when she joined Imogen Heap as her studio manager and musical assistant and became one of the original developers of the gloves for gestural control of music and visuals. Currently Kelly serves as Professor of Media Arts Technology at the University of Brighton and holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. Her current scientific project is the development of Kepler Concordia, an immersive musical instrument for scientific exploration based on the work of Johannes Kepler, which allows people to experience and play the music of the spheres. Kelly also runs her own recording studio, called “It’s Not Rocket Science Studios,” in Portland, producing and mixing independent musicians.


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