Ann Delisi's Essential Conversation: Prince's Audio Engineer, Susan Rogers
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Imagine what it would have been like to record rock ’n roll legend Prince’s music and travel with him for five years.
You can find out when host Ann Delisi sits down with her next Essential Conversations guest, Susan Rogers – one of the few women in the world known for her work as a record producer, engineer, mixer and audio electronics technician. Rogers will give attendees a rarefied inside look at what it was like to work with the notoriously private Prince as his audio engineer. Not only did Rogers record the masterpiece albums Purple Rain and Sign o’ the Times with the icon, she also recorded and produced many other songs that ended up in his famous vault of recordings.
Rogers is now a professor at the Berklee College of Music, teaching music production and engineering. She sits down with Ann Delisi on Sunday, May 19th at the newly renovated Willis Show Bar in Midtown Detroit to discuss her work with Prince, listen to his music and take audience questions.
Chef Godwin Ihentuge from Yum Village will provide his signature Afro-Caribbean food.
This is a benefit for WDET.
ABOUT SUSAN ROGERS
Susan Rogers holds a doctorate in psychology from McGill University, where she studied music cognition and psychoacoustics under researchers Daniel Levitin and Stephen McAdams. Her research focuses on auditory memory, the perception of musical signals, and the influence of musical training on auditory development. For two decades prior to her science career, Rogers was one of the world’s few women known for her work as a record producer, engineer, mixer, and audio electronics technician. Career highlights include years (1983–1988) as staff engineer for recording artist Prince and working with such diverse artists as Barenaked Ladies, David Byrne, Tricky, and Tevin Campbell.
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