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Gabriel Ellis

Gabriel Ellis

B.A., Music, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, 2017


Gabriel Ellis is a Ph.D. student in historical musicology. He writes about voices, technologies, and listeners in late medieval music and contemporary popular song. What do different notational systems allow composers to communicate with performers and listeners? Why is auto-tune such a popular aesthetic, as well as corrective, device? How have genres adjacent to hip-hop adopted and adapted its production techniques? Do drum machines have souls? He doesn't know, but he's working on it.

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