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Abstract: In this episode, Karin has Dr. Susan Rogers, sound engineer of Prince as quest. They discuss musicality, difference in recording style between Michael Jackson and Prince, and posthumous releases amongst other things.
Merx, Karin and Dr. Susan Rogers. “Episode 37 – ‘Interview with Dr. Susan Rogers’ ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 6, no. 37 (2018). Published electronically 21/07/18. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-37/.
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Episode 37 – Interview with Dr. Susan Rogers
by Karin Merx
Karin Merx BMus, MA, is co-founder and editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’.
Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is co-founder and the former editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife.
Dr. Susan Rogers, PhD, 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 Bare Naked Ladies, David Byrne, Tricky, and Tevin Campbell. Learn more here.
Our references and where you can easily find them
1. Elizabeth Amisu, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Praeger, 2016).
2. Gunther Schuller, The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945 (Oxford University Press; New Ed edition, 2005).