"Music technologies create possible futures and offer new ways to inhabit the present and past. Their changes presage changes in culture, signaling trends yet to come. They are thus sites of struggles over money, membership, power, and prestige." Last month, 21 of music techs most respected theorists came together at the Microsoft Research New England for a symposium called “What Is Music Technology For?” held in conjunction with the Music Tech Fest. Motivated by "a passion for music, a fascination with technology and culture, and a concern for how music technology is now developing" debated and developed a set of...

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