SXSW - Biotech and Music with Cassie Shankman


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Cassie Shankman is an Austin-based composer/orchestrator, pianist and DJ (Cass&Ra). As a composer and orchestrator, she has been recognized for her work with film, visual artists, chamber groups, wind ensembles, apps, musicals, and music therapy technology. As a performer and DJ, she's played with legendary musicians such as jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and DEVO's frontman Mark Mothersbaugh, and has DJ'd for audiences of 500+ people. She will be DJing Spredfast's SXSW Social Suite 3-Day House. You can find more about her upcoming shows on her facebook page DJ Cass&Ra. She is also an active committee member for the Grammy Foundation's education board. Cassie is Managing Director/Lead Producer for the non-profit Golden Hornet, a music composition laboratory for commissioning and producing new and original works, co-founded by composer Graham Reynolds. Her current focus is creating compositions utilizing brain-based music technology in collaboration with Austin's Center for Music Therapy. She'll be speaking at SXSW 2017 on this topic, "Movement Tracks: Where Biotech and Music Converge." For more information on Cassie Shankman please visit: or @cassieshankman for social media handles. For more information on Laura please visit her website at: You can also follow Laura on twitter @thatlaurapowers and on instagram @laurapowers44.

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