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Digital Alchemy: Talk with Catherine Provenzano

Catherine Provenzano: "Pitch Correction Software and Vocal Ecology"

Talk Description:

In 1998, geophysicist and flautist Dr. Andy Hildebrand seemed to have transcended the limits of the human voice. He made Auto-Tune, “a box that could make [anyone] sing in tune,” and his invention was a hit: producers prized it, studios bought it, and Auto-Tune quickly became ubiquitous in pop music production and beyond. Provenzano will give an ethnographically-grounded history of digital pitch correction technologies and the kinds of vocalities, production practices, anxieties and innovations that have bloomed, and withered, around them.

Admission: Free

Earlier Event: September 12
Tech-Life Balance Workshop
Later Event: September 18
Company Spotlight Breakfast