Greg Calbi

Senior Mastering Engineer, Sterling Sound, New York

Greg Calbi is a partner and senior mastering engineer at Sterling Sound in New York City. Combining technical skill and an innate sense of how music should sound, he manipulates frequency balance, dynamic range, and other characteristics of a mix, aiming to create a heightened emotional response for listeners. Over forty years, Calbi has mastered more than 7,500 albums in various genres, including the work of rock artists such as John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, James Taylor, John Mayer, Norah Jones, and David Byrne. In the jazz world, his credits include Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Brad Mehldau, Joe Lovano, and Branford Marsalis, and in the current indie rock field, he’s worked with Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes, Yo La Tengo, and Passion Pit.

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Music to Whose Ears? Music, Emotion, and Mind

Saturday, April 13th
2:30 - 4:30PM

Past Event

A foundational work on emotion and music, Leonard Meyer’s 1956 treatise,Emotion and Meaning in Music, describes competing philosophical positions regarding musical meaning. It might rest exclusively within the context of the work itself; or refer to the extra-musical world of concepts, actions, emotional states, and character; or stem from an intellectual perception of the formalist… read more »