The Music Man | Steve James

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The Music Man | Steve James

MUSIC MAN tells the story of professor and inventor Ge Wang who teaches computer music at Stanford University where he began the innovative Stanford Laptop Orchestra. Wang believes everyone who loves music should be able to play it. To that end, Wang was the first to turn the IPhone into a musical instrument when he created the “Ocarina” phone app which became one of the most popular in the world when it was launched in 2009.

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A NONFICTION production
Director: Steve James
Producer: Max Fink
Editor: Steve James
Photographed by Josh Salzman
Sound Recordist: Dan Jasper
Gaffers: Frank Strzalkowski and Lisa Quinn
Grip/pa: Adan Pulido
Assistant Editor: Nora Gully
Thanks: GE Wang, Jeff Smith, Stephanie Lai, Turner Kirk, Patrick Degan, CCRMA, Stanford, Smule