Sony pins hopes on ‘high-res’ audio fans

Colby Leider, director of music engineering at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, dismissed the hype about high-resolution audio as “snob appeal.”

“Some people can tell the difference . . . but if it’s a great song, you are still going to love it even if it’s not HD, and if it’s a bad song, it doesn’t matter,” Leider said.

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A New Sound of Music

Nearly 300 students, composers, performers, and multimedia artists converged on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus from January 20 to 22, when the Frost School of Music hosted the 26th Annual Festival and Conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS). Concerts, sound installations, paper sessions, and multimedia listening room environments were among the highlights.

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Colby Leider Receives International Computer Music Association (ICMC) Award

Colby Leider, assistant professor of music media and industry in the School of Music, has received an International Computer Music Association (ICMC) Award. In addition to the cash award, expenses, and travel to the ICMC annual meeting, which this year was held in Sweden, Leider had the honor of being commissioned to create an original piece of work for the conference. The composition Leider created, titled Tilt, also serves as his dissertation from Princeton University, where he is completing his Ph.D. in music composition.