Larry Fast Speaks on Evolution of Music Technology



Throughout his experience in the music industry, Larry Fast has witnessed the effects of technology on the evolution of music and the careers of those involved in the industry, including himself.


Fast, who spoke on Wednesday at the college, is a historian, technologist and musician who has recorded many albums and CDs since the spring of 1975. In addition, he has contributed to the music of Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Tyler and Foreigner.


He also has an established career in history. Currently, Fast is associated with the Thomas A. Edison Papers project at Rutgers University.


In his talk, Fast walked the audience through the world of technology, from the analog age to the digital. He clarified that the shift was not as straightforward as one may think.


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