The Future of Music is a new series from The Verge which explores how technology has shaped the sound of modern music and how it will keep evolving it.
Music has come a long, long way since the Divje Babe flute, carved 41,000 years ago. The 20th century saw music transform all bounds thought possible with the advent of genres like Jazz, Rock, Blues, and everything that came after. In addition equipment has completely transformed with new instruments and probably the biggest influence on modern music – technology.
A new series created by Verge reporter and professional DJ Dani Deahl will see her explore how people are bushing the boundaries of music and how we experience it in our modern world. With her team made up of senior director Christian Mazza and supervising producer Sophie Erickson they will be going behind the scenes in startups, studios and musicians’ homes and lives to explore the exciting stories of people pushing the boundaries of music.
This season, join me, Dani Deahl, as I meet the people who are pushing the limits of how we create and experience music, and explore how technology is changing everything – from attending a concert in virtual reality to writing a pop song with artificial intelligence to making a giant instrument out of 44 Furbies. (Yes, really.) There are lots of questions to be answered regarding tech and music converging. Perhaps the most important one is: what does it mean when technology advances to a place where it challenges our human sense of creativity? I’m going to find out.
You can tune in for the first episode of Future of Music on Thursday, 23rd of August.