About this Talk: The revolution that made music more marketable, more personal and easier to pirate began…at the dawn of the nineteenth-century. At TEDxSMU, José Bowen outlines how new printing technology and an improved piano gave rise to the first music industry and influenced a generation of composers.

About the Speaker:José Bowen is an accomplished musician and teacher who explores how technology has shaped the history of music. In his over thirty-year career in music, José Bowen has appeared internationally with artists like Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bobby McFerrin, written over one hundred scholarly articles, and composed a Pulitzer Prize nominated symphony. Website—

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