How Music Dies (or Lives): Field-Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts

Grammy-winning music producer (Tinariwen, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott) and author,
Ian Brennan, details the ways that the corporatization of music and inequitable
distribution of artists is wreaking cultural devastation globally. All recordings
document life, arising from a specific time and place, and if that place is artificial,
the results will be as well. Culled from a lifetime of learning through failure and
designed to provoke thought and inspiration for artists in every medium, How
Music Dies (or Lives) is a virtual how-to manual for those on a quest for
authenticity in an age of airbrushed and Auto-Tuned so-called “artists.”

Participant Bios:

Ian Brennan is a GRAMMY-winning record producer and
the author of four books. Since 1993, he has trained over one-hundred thousand people across the country (as well as Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East) in violence
prevention and conflict resolution at shelters, schools, hospitals, jails, and
drug-treatment programs, including such prestigious organizations as the
Betty Ford Center, Bellevue Hospital (NYC), UC Berkeley, the National
Accademia of Science (Rome), and Stanford University.