Insights in Sound: Visually-Impaired Musicians' Lives and Learning

Insights in Sound with Dr. David Baker

Join us as special guest Dr. David Baker of the University of London shares about the longstanding traditions of blind musicianship across the world and the life experiences of today's visually-impaired musicians. Following Dr. Baker’s presentation, Berklee faculty member Chi Kim, will briefly describe the Assistive Music Technology Program for Visually Impaired Students at Berklee College of Music.

David Baker has a bachelors from University College, Cardiff and Master of Music and Doctoral degrees from Reading University. David is a trumpeter and Associate of the Royal College of Music, London. His recent pursuits have embraced research into: musicians' life histories, visual impairment and music-making, music service provision, conceptions of musical ability in the primary school, and playing by ear. He has published articles in journals such as the British Journal of Music Education and the International Journal of Music Education. He currenly works as a Visiting Research Associate in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at the Institute of Education, University of London.


Chi Kim has a bachelors from Berklee College of Music, as well as a Master of Music from New York University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Music Therapy Department at Berklee, teaching assistive music technology to students, enabling them to record audio or write scores using computers. 

Tuesday, December 2, 6:00 - 8:00pm
150 Massachusetts Ave, Media Lab

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