Host: J.M. Gerraughty (@jmgerraughty)

Technology has made it easier than ever for musicians to experiment with adding visual elements to their pieces. Often, visualizations can help novice audience members clear musical hurdles that they wouldn’t try to with the music alone. What’s more, the addition of visual elements add another expressive layer entirely, expanding the potential creative space past the boundaries of normal music. But does this spell an end to abstract listening? Are we condemning music to being a simple score for the visual goings on?

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