‘The Music Sounds Better With Whom’ – Short Form Documentary Explores Where Music And Tech Meet

‘The Music Sounds Better with Whom: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence On The Music Experience’ is a short documentary which examines the point at which music and technology meet, with the focus on the way in which AI impacts not just producers and listeners, but also society as a whole.

Directed by Chasson Gracie, now based in Toronto but originally from New York City, ‘The Music Sounds Better With Whom’ has been shown across the film festival season, and picked up a major award for Best Documentary, at the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival.

Now available to watch on Amazon Prime, ‘The Music Sounds Better With Whom’ is a first of its kind documentary, and poses poignant questions such as, “Will algorithms forever disrupt artist-fan connections?” and “Will AI be able to build the same emotional arcs as real DJ’s and artists who read the vibe of the crowd?”

Director Chasson Gracie, speaking about the film, said,

“Music is one of the most emotional experiences on earth but since the increasing impact of artificial intelligence, we’ve been subtly moving away from music’s more humanistic elements. This documentary explores these issues.”

‘Music Sounds Better With Whom’ has received the following accolades:

Toronto International Shorts Film Festival – Jury Award, Best Documentary

Georgia Documentary Film Festival 2019 Award Nominations & Winners – Jury Award, Best Cinematography Award

Los Angeles International Film Festival – Jury Award, Certificate of Achievement

Global Shorts Competition – Jury Award, Special Mention

Best Shorts Competition – Jury Award, Award of Recognition

Jelly International Film Festival – Jury Award, Award of Recognition

Visit the film’s official website for further information.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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