Convergent Creativity

Traditionally analog musical genres get a tech makeover for automation

Implications - Though the rise of electrical dance music (EDM) has spawned a slew of technologically fueled, fully accessible music-making services, something similar is only recently emerging for other genres. Providing an update for traditionally analog forms of music such as classical and country, these services and products prove there is life in seemingly antiquated pop culture movements.
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Mar 15 - Jun 17
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