St. Vincent And Peter Gabriel Will Advise Scientists On Playlists Made For Your Body
Mon, 09 May 2016 10:39:50
On Saturday, it was announced that St. Vincent, Peter Gabriel, Jon Hopkins, and Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen will act as advisors for The Sync Project, reports the Boston Globe. The Sync Project is looking to harness the "power of music for health," and "aims to measure the physiological effects that music can have on our health," according to the outlet.
The Boston Globe goes on to report, "Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Berklee College of Music have been working on the project, which pulls from two datasets being created on smartphones. They have been tracking songs on apps like Pandora and Spotify to see how they influence the biometric data that's created through health apps and wearable devices.
The goal, said Marko Ahtisaari, a former Nokia executive who co-founded the Sync Project and now serves as its chief executive, is to create a "biometric recommendation engine for music that is tailored to your body.""
The Project has brought in artists to, hopefully, "help enhance the creative process." Gabriel said of the four artists brought into advise, "They're all people who have very creatively used technology and developed products themselves." Recently, Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, developed a guitar for women with "Room for a breast or two." Meanwhile, Salonen has created an iPad app to help people better understand symphonic works.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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