New SVII Venue & Date: June 20th Silicon Valley Dinnerlogue: Impacts of Technology on Music

*New Venue: Angelica’s Bell Theater & Bistro, Redwood City, CA*

century ago, technology brought recorded music to everyone. Since then, it has put your record collection in your pocket and a recording studio in your home. The internet changes the way music is marketed and disrupts old business models.

But in the next decade, there is a still bigger change coming. The confluence of cloud services and mobile phones and other technologies are enabling new ways to create music, share it, learn and practice, rehearse, compose, collaborate and perform.

Join us for a fascinating discussion of the future of music and the direction of technology for musical expression!

Scot Sier: Along with founding Budda Amplification, a global leader in musical instrument amplification, Scot Sier is a songwriter, performer, producer, music publisher and new digital media strategist. Working with the latest music recording and social sharing tools, Scot is carving a niche in the music community. He is a featured artist on and regularly performs in and around the Bay area. San Francisco based Scot introduces us to his up coming new album, “Heads or Tales” and is recognized as an innovative music maker and a unique, one of a kind style-forging pioneer.

Rick Turner: Rick Turner is a luthier, engineer and inventor who has designed, built and repaired instruments for some of the biggest names in music. He is co-founder of Alembic, Inc., where his work included the design of custom speaker cabinets to eliminate standing waves in the Grateful Dead’s famous “Wall of Sound” PA system. Today he designs and builds guitars and basses at his own company, Renaissance Guitars. Rick’s instruments have been exhibits at the Smithsonian, The Museum of Making Music, and the Museum of Arts and Design.

Andy Markham: Andrew Markham is a Mobile Product Manager at Mindjet, and founder of the band “The Cat Mary”, whose style is best known as an “alternative country rock with a literary touch.” His fascinating career spans the spectrum from instructor for English literature at John Hopkins University, musician (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals) and lyricist, to expert of digital product development.

* With Bolero dance showcase by Roland van der Veen and Jessie Chen


6:30 – Doors Open (Networking)
7:15 – Dinner Served
7:30 – SVII Business
7:45 – Program Begins
9:30 – Wrap-Up (Networking till close at 10:30)


Angelica’s Bell Theater & Bistro

863 Main St
Redwood City, CA 94063

* Map *

* Read about our slice of Europe in this recent New York Times article about Redwood City.

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Although we all enjoyed our past meeting location, for accessibility reasons, we’re so glad to see that SVII has changed its Dinnerlogue meeting place to a location that is more accessible by public transit, most notably CalTrain, and that it is a bit closer to San Francisco, the East Bay, and North Bay, for innovators who live all over the Bay Area. For our friends who are visiting, if you are not a member of SVII, you are invited to attend anyway!

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