"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
"The first rule for a designer is to find the right customer."
"Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music."
"Good taste is not a substitute for knowledge."
Frank Lloyd Wright
"A failed experiment can be more important then a trivial design."
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
"Design is the art that combines consumer needs with the possiubilities of industrial production."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
"(On Design) Basically it is a matter of making our customers successful."
"Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it."
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,