Art of Record Production Conference
May 17-19, 2019
Berklee College of Music, 921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
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Susan Schmidt-Horning

St. John's University
Associate Professor
Susan Schmidt-Horning's first book, Chasing Sound: Technology, Culture, and the Art of Studio Recording from Edison to the LP (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), explores the interplay of technology, music, sound engineering, and creativity from the birth of the music recording industry to the 1970s. Her interest in music and technology is the natural extension of her previous life as a rock guitarist and singer who began playing at age fourteen in an all-girl rock band. She is currently working on a history of girl bands during the 1960s and 1970s, a study of how women engaged with technology and navigated the male-dominated world of rock music in the postwar era.