"I don't remember being forced to accept compromises, but I've willingly accepted constraints."
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
"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
"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language."
"We don't expect everyone to become expert designers; that is neither possible nor desirable. We cannot all become accountants, but we can learn enough to read a balance sheet."
"Analog absolutely sounds better then digital, but ditigal allows us musical types to get what we imagine in our heads to come out of the speakers quicker."
Nick Launay - Producer, Engineer
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
"Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something."
"Music is the universal language."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Hands that serve are more sacred then lips that pray."
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,