Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Andy Hildebrand is the mastermind behind Auto-Tune, a controversial yet globally adopted digital technology that corrects a singer’s pitch to make it in tune, in real time—revolutionizing vocal recording and performance. With a PhD in electrical engineering, Dr. Andy’s prolific career ranged from working as a geophysicist at Exxon to co-founding Landmark Graphics to starting Antares Audio Technologies where he developed Auto-Tune. Dr. Andy will be interviewed by sound studies historian Trevor Pinch of Cornell University about his inventive life, followed by questions from the audience.
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Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Program Begins at 6:30 p.m. Light Reception to Follow.
This is the second annual program in the David H. Horowitz Music Innovation series, which examines musical creativity and innovation through a variety of formats, and is made possible by the Susan and David Horowitz Foundation’s endowment fund for Lemelson Center programs related to musical creativity and innovation.
Throughout his distinguished career, David H. Horowitz played a leading role encouraging innovation in the entertainment and media industries. After serving as general counsel of Screen Gems and then Columbia Pictures, he assumed the leadership of the cable and music division of Warner Communications as a member of its office of the president. In that capacity he supported the launch of a new cable channel, Music Television, better known as MTV, and later became its first CEO. He continued his support of innovation as an early-stage investor to the emerging Internet economy, and of music as publisher of Spin Magazine, as well as numerous ventures in his adopted home of Santa Fe. His passion for innovation was matched by his love and patronage of music; the David H. Horowitz Fund was created in his honor.
Venue: American History Museum
Event Location: Coulter Performance Plaza, 1 West
Cost: Free; registration is required. https://innovativelives2018.eventbrite.com
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Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds
Accessibility: Assisted listening devices
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