2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Beethoven to Beyonce: The Science Behind a Hot Beat

Thursday, March 19
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 16AB
Austin Convention Center

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 compo...

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