• Music & Audio
    Playing the Music in Your HeadPreview
    Just because you didn’t get to go to that awesome conference doesn’t mean that you can’t still watch the lectures! Each weekend, we’ll feature a recommended audio lecture on Audiotuts+. Tod Machover of MIT’s Media Lab invented the musical technology behind Guitar Hero, and here he talks about what’s coming next. Listen for some brand-new ways to interface with music — to play it, compose it, enjoy it. Machover then introduces Dan Ellsey, a composer with cerebral palsy who uses some new tools to write and perform his own music. Onstage, Ellsey conducts his “My Eagle Song,” in a soaring performance that underscores music’s power to move you and give you chills. (Recorded March 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 20:35.)Read More…