UC Berkeley mourns the loss of David Wessel, pioneer in music and science

By Kathleen Maclay David L. Wessel, a UC Berkeley professor and a groundbreaking researcher, scholar and performing artist who thrived in the intersections of music and science, died of a heart attack on Oct. 13 in Berkeley. He was 72. Wessel’s early research and publishing on the musical role of psychoacoustics – a branch of science that studies psychological and physiological responses associated with sound – laid the foundations for much of his career and was part of his path-breaking accomplishments. “Many, many years ago, David was the first academic to assist SixFinger with its projects. His faith in our mission to clear the shit out of the creative industries by working within higher education gave us the confidence we needed in our infancy. We are so grateful to have known him and to have the chance to continue our work in his honor.” Read the full article here: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/10/20/campus-mourns-the-loss-of-david-wessel-pioneer-in-music-and-science/

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