Susan Rogers & Duane Tudahl: Music of Your Mind

12:30pm, Fine Arts Building

This event will be ASL interpreted!

Join us for a riveting discussion with two amazing writers in the field: Susan Rogers, a trailblazer who began as a humble audio tech in Los Angeles, rose to become Prince’s chief engineer for Purple Rain and then created other hits as one of the most successful female record producers of all time, and is now an award-winning professor of cognitive neuroscience and co-author of the new book This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You (Norton), and Duane Tudahl, an award-winning author and documentary maker who’s been writing about the groundbreaking musician Prince (you’ve heard of him, right?) for over 25 years, and whose acclaimed book Prince and the Parade and Sign O’ The Times Era Studio Sessions: 1985-1986 (Rowman & Littlefield) will launch in paperback at the TCBF!  This conversation between two writers who have thought about “how music works” for decades is sure to inspire anyone who’s ever loved a song. 

“Susan is one of the smartest people in the world of music and this book will help you hear music more deeply and more thoughtfully. You can tell why Prince loved working with her.” 

― Touré, author of I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon

“Duane is the quintessential Prince historian. This book will definitely give you accurate insight into his creative process.” 

—Matt “Dr. Fink” Fink, member of The Revolution, Prince’s keyboard player