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Saturday, October 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Musical Storytelling: Messing with Other People's Emotions

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Like nothing else in the world, music has the ability to change how we feel. Notes and words are just the start. We are going to talk about how things fit together: notes, words, pacing, instruments, venue, personality, volume, tension, beauty, and half a hundred other things all go into making an experience that changes how people feel. What exactly goes into effective musical communication? Let's find out!

Moderators
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Kevin MacLeod

Kevin MacLeod, a composer known for his Creative Commons licensed royalty-free music, has a catalog of more than two thousand songs. By giving away his music, he has unwittingly become one of the most heard composers in the world. From KFC commercials to Martin Scorsese’s Hugo... Read More →

Speakers
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John Darnielle

John Darnielle is the author of Wolf in White Van (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and plays in the Mountain Goats. He reflects often on how his life might have been different had he succeeded in his quest to finish the NES side-scroller Ninja Gaiden III: the Ancient Ship of Doom, the... Read More →
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Dessa

Dessa is a rapper, writer, speaker, and a proud member of the Minneapolis hip hop collective, Doom.t.ree. The Utne Reader calls her, “A one-woman powerhouse…with a literary sensibility and an aversion to genre clichés.” Her most recent album, Parts of Speech, debuted at #76... Read More →
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Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul Sabourin is one half of comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He is a co-founder of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock (along with Storm, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and a co-producer of the annual JoCo Cruise. He is a staff writer and co-producer on the 2017 season of Mystery... Read More →
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Zak Sally

Zak Sally is an Eisner-Nominated cartoonist (Recidivist and Sammy The Mouse), writer, musician (Low, The Hand), educator, and he is not an actor but was in some movie pretending to urinate. He is the founder and owner of La Mano 21, a “micro-press” publishing house obsessed with... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 101 DE