Meet the Panelists: Susan Rogers | AES Convention 2022 | Is Remote Collaboration The Future of Music Production?

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention in New York is just a week away now. Will you be joining us for our very first panel discussion, ‘Is Remote Collaboration the Future of Music Production?’

As part of our panel discussion, we’ll be joined by Abbey Road Studios head of audio projects, Mirek Stiles, emerging solo artist and ½ of songwriting duo LYREMUSIC, Elli Moore, Grammy-winning/multi-platinum engineer Ariel Borujow, Audiomovers’ co-founder Igor Maxymenko and Berklee Professor and Prince’s sound engineer Susan Rogers, who we’ll be delving into the illustrious career of today.

About Susan Rogers

Susan Rogers holds a doctorate in psychology from McGill University, where she studied music cognition and psychoacoustics under researchers Daniel Levitin and Stephen McAdams. Her research focuses on auditory memory, the perception of musical signals, and the influence of musical training on auditory development. 

For two decades prior to her science career, Rogers was one of the world’s few women known for her work as a record producer, engineer, mixer, and audio electronics technician. Career highlights include years (1983–1988) as staff engineer for recording artist Prince and working with such diverse artists as Barenaked Ladies, David Byrne, Tricky, and Tevin Campbell.

Rogers is the director of the Berklee Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory. She has also written a book on music listening for W. W. Norton Publishing which was released last year.

Before we are music makers, we are listeners.” – Susan Rogers

What will we be discussing?

As part of the panel, we’ll be exploring the long-lasting effects that remote collaboration will have on our creative habits and working style, our panel will discuss topics such as:

  • What does this new remote way of working mean for our human relationships?
  • How can you create a ‘vibe in a room’ if the participants are never in the same physical space?
  • Can you build an intimate connection between an artist and a songwriter if they never meet?
  • Is creativity affected or enabled through remote technology?

Founded in the USA in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology, bringing together audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students from around the world.

Our panel will take place at Jacob Javits Center on Wednesday 19 October. Don’t miss it! Head to the link here to register your place and be a part of the conversation.

Neil Dowd
Author: Neil Dowd