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The Roundtable

"Why You Like It: The Science And Culture Of Musical Taste" By Nolan Gasser

Book Cover artwork for "Why You Like It"

Nolan Gasser is a critically acclaimed composer, pianist, and musicologist. Most notably, he is the architect of Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project and the chief musicologist from its founding in 2000. Dr. Gasser lectures widely on the nature of musical taste and the intersections of music, science, and culture. He received his Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford.

His new book is "Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste."

Originally aired December 2019.

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