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Theres many reason music exists and we are beginning to no only understand that, but measure that.
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There were a lot of things happen in the mid-'80's that all of a sudden made it possible to do a lot of very quick interactive music.

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I think from age 13, 14, 15, I thought, yes, this rich studio produced music is the future, but it can't be the future to go run away into the recording studio. How can we take that kind of complexity and richness and make it possible for people to touch it and play it live. That's what hyperinstruments are.

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I think that one of the things about music is it's supposed to be spontaneous, it's supposed to be real human beings bouncing off of each other whether its from the stage or to the audience, or jamming with friends.

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I think a double bass for me would be too much effort. But the cello, you're really engaged and the sound is kind of right here. So, it feels like being merged, married to an instrument.

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That's the definition of popularity. Something that literally resonates with many, many people.

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There's many reason music exists and we are beginning to no only understand that, but measure that.

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Why does every society seem to want to make music when it often seems like kind of a frill.

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The one obvious thing is that the devices are so good now that you can also see their limitations extremely well.

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I think it's maybe because Sergeant Pepper's came out when I was about 13 or 14 and that was a pretty impressionable age, and it was such a kind of radical period. But that period of the Beatles really had a big influence on me and I think are directly related to hyperinstruments.

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There's just an incredibly rich and interesting relationship between our listening to music and the way our minds engage.

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I went to the University of California, Santa Cruz for a year, which turned out to be a really vibrant, very intensive intellectual atmosphere where you could do a lot of aspect of music without it being a conservatory. And that's why I went there.

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I had grown up and gone to high school in New York, so I wanted to get out of the east coast.

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The barn where I work, it's only 15 minutes or so from Harvard square, so It's very close to the center of Boston, but it happens to be a total oasis. It's completely quiet in there.

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I'd studied piano first and switched over to cello when I was about seven. I played mostly chamber and solo classical music. I got really involved with rock music when I was a teenager. I wired up my cello.

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