Nolan Ira Gasser (born November 10, 1964) is an American composer, pianist, and musicologist. He is the chief musicologist for Pandora Media, Inc. and the architect of the Music Genome Project, the proprietary musical analysis system that underlies the popular Internet radio service. His classical compositions have been performed by orchestras, chamber ensembles, and soloists around the world, in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Rose Bowl.

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  • Nolan Ira Gasser (born November 10, 1964) is an American composer, pianist, and musicologist. He is the chief musicologist for Pandora Media, Inc. and the architect of the Music Genome Project, the proprietary musical analysis system that underlies the popular Internet radio service. His classical compositions have been performed by orchestras, chamber ensembles, and soloists around the world, in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Rose Bowl. Gasser's book, Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste (Macmillan Publishing) will be released in late 2015. He recently scored his first film soundtrack, for Lance Kinsey's comedy All-Stars (starring Fred Willard and John Goodman), to be released in October 2014. Gasser will be the subject of a forthcoming documentary as part of the series on prominent data collectors / purveyors by Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight via ESPN Films. Gasser is the Artistic Director of Classical Archives, a leading online classical musical service. He received his Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford University, where he has been adjunct professor in Medieval-Renaissance music history. He frequently performs as well as lectures around the United States – on music, and the relationship between music and science. He is also working with the Chicago-based company Mission Metrics, to help develop an Impact Genome Project, on behalf of social impact program measurement across all social sectors (education, food security, poverty, culture and identity, health, etc.). (en)
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