Music technology and its impact on the recording industry

February 19, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Yuri C. Feynberg

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Technology has played an indispensable role in the development of the production, distribution, and the sound of music since the 1980s. The late 19th and the 20th century have seen incredible advances in music technology, but the 1980s seem to be the boiling point when advances in technology influenced the births of more genres of music than ever. It was a time of great economic change, which helped greatly in funding the production and distribution of emerging technologies in electronics and computers. Musicians (and non-musicians) were able to create new forms of music with new electronic instruments My guest, singer song-writer Rebecca Feynberg will explore in depth this trend and perform some of her songs.

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Dr. Yuri C. Feynberg

Dr. Yuri Feynberg was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1970 he graduated from Leningrad Pedagogical Institute, currently St. Petersburg Pedagogical University, with a MA in Special Education and Speech Pathology. There he worked as a special education teacher and speech therapist in residential school of 450 students with developmental disabilities where he later became the principal. In 1979 he came to the United States as a political refugee. In the Unites States, he attended NYU where he earned his Public Administration Doctoral degree while working as an Administrator of the Specialty Hospital for Children at Terence Cardinal Cooke Healthcare Center in Manhattan. In 1991 he started Life Adjustment Center, a non-profit agency for the developmentally disabled, which he currently oversees while pursuing his many educational and developmental endeavors.

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