"Good taste is not a substitute for knowledge."
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Give me blemishes and squeaks, tempos speeding up and more. If it (the recording) has soul and passion, it will speak to the listener. If it is precise and staid, it will be invisible to the listener."
Ken Coomer - Drummer, Producer
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture."
"I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing."
Béla Bartók - Composer
"If you can hear it, you can have it."
"The first rule for a designer is to find the right customer."
"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture past them into the impossible."
Arthur C. Clark
"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
Arthur C. Clark - Science Fiction Writer
"Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music."
Back in 2002 we began featuring a fresh "genius" each month, this ran strong for a few years. Our genius - genius writer took an extended sabbatical to focus on raising her kids, we hope to begin adding new entries again in 2015.
Raymond Kurzweil is an inventor whose innovations have touched the lives of many. He may be best known for his work on the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, but his influence goes far beyond. He has been a pioneer in optical character recognition (OCR), the development of the first CCD flatbed scanner, text-to-speech synthesis, music synthesis, speech recognition,