Peabody faculty artist Thomas Dolby, head of the Music for New Media program, will deliver the keynote address during the opening ceremonies of the Audio Engineering Society’s New York 2018 International Convention. His address is called “The Conscious Sound Byte,” and it will focus on next-generation sound technologies, in particular adaptive/non-linear music and audio for games, VR/AR, “hearables” and other new media platforms. The convention runs October 17-20 in New York.
Thomas Dolby, head of the Music for New Media program, will be releasing a greatest hits album called “Hyperactive” and will go on a short tour in July and August called “An Evening of Music and Storytelling With Thomas Dolby.” The two-disk album will be released on July 27 and will feature music from his 30-year career. The small-setting concerts of the tour will be largely decided by the audience, and Dolby will reveal fun anecdotes about each piece chosen by the audience.
Faculty artist Thomas Dolby, Music for New Media, was interviewed by Stay Thirsty Magazine in their Winter 2018 issue. He talked about his early career and influences, his successes, and his plans for Peabody’s Music for New Media program, which will begin in Fall 2018.