"Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music."
"If you can hear it, you can have it."
"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
W.M. Warner - Warner Brothers 1927
"Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it."
"Lighting is like driving a car. The requirements are the same."
"You cannot bore people into buying your product, you can only interest them in buying it. You cannot save souls in an empty church."
"Stimulated by those moods which poets turn into words, I turn my ideas into tones which resound, roar, and rage until at last they stand before me in the form of notes."
Ludwig Van Beetoven - Composer
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture."
"Design is the art that combines consumer needs with the possiubilities of industrial production."
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,