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  • What is LifeScore?

    LifeScore is a new way to experience music. Our endlessly adaptive music platform creates unique, real-time soundtracks for every journey. From the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, we work with world-class musicians and composers to record and compose musical building blocks. That musical raw material is then processed by our proprietary AI platform to generate soundtracks that adapt to the listener's environment and inputs, creating an authentic and interactive musical experience that is unique every time you engage it.

  • How it works?

    Raw Materials

    We start with world-class composers and musicians composing and performing the music that is organized as composable building blocks, our core audio assets. The technology weaves these materials into music that suits a purpose, to help the listener feel something. The sounds that comprise the music - the notes and beats and other elements - are not computer generated. They sound like real instruments played by talented musicians because that is exactly what they are.

  • How it works?

    Cellular Composition™

    As the music is played, it is composed and assembled by our proprietary method of Cellular Composition™. Our patented system and processes render gorgeous music that transitions smoothly from cell to cell, and works across all musical tastes. LifeScore applies the highest standards for studio recording, time tested theories of musical composition, and innovative new techniques for collaborating with the machine to create endlessly original adaptive music

  • How it works?

    Any Device

    All of our software, data and wholly owned Audio Asset Bank are managed in the cloud. Being a cloud platform service allows us to deploy our service within any physical space or on any desktop, mobile device or hardware, giving us the flexibility to deploy our technology with any industry partner looking to enhance their offerings with adaptive music.

About Us

LifeScore is unique in the quality of its musical building blocks, its methods for representing and applying compositional ideas, and its ability to adapt to the listener’s environment and inputs in real-time with music that sounds as if it were written for that purpose. The result is the best of human and machine contributions: human professionals create music that is of the highest quality recorded music, and the machine assembles it into endlessly varying renditions that can be unique on every listen and play for long durations without sounding repetitive or synthetic.

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  • Applications


    LifeScore brings the adaptive music experience to wellness and health by aiding activities, focus, relaxation, and mindfulness. It can adapt to information about the physical environment and how your body and mind are doing, and give you feedback to get into the state you want.

  • Applications


    LifeScore can enhance streaming activities with a real-time, unique, adaptive musical score. For pre-recorded streams it can play all day long without sounding like a playlist, and for live streaming it can adapt to events as they unfold on screen.

  • Applications


    LifeScore can create immersive musical experiences in any space (physical or digital), for any product or any brand that adapts to any number or type of measurable inputs (including colour, flavour, smell, touch)

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    LifeScore can create immersive musical experiences for the vehicle that adapts to what is going on in your drive or your flight, and is unique for every journey.


  • Philip Sheppard

    Philip Sheppard

    CEO and Co-Founder

    Philip is an award-winning film, television and video game composer, producer, virtuoso cellist, inventor, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member, and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

    Philip has produced several large scale and high stakes projects including the 2008 Olympics Closing Ceremonies, all of the world’s national anthems for the 2012 Olympics, the Rugby World Cup, the Tour de France and the Montreal Grand Prix.

    Philip has composed more than 60 film, television, gaming and theatrical scores and has had 11 films premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in the last 10 years.

    Philip regularly performs with Odesza, Pretty Lights and Unkle and was a guest artist for music legends, such as, Scott Walker, Grace Jones, Jimmy Page, Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, Sia, Suzanne Vega and Jarvis Cocker.

    He regularly works as a creative consultant for large enterprises including, Google, EY, Deloitte, Kering, Kyu Collective, IDEO, and TTi Vanguard, specialising in innovative thinking and communication.

    Philip also invented and created, Compose Yourself, a game featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

  • Tom Gruber

    Tom Gruber

    CTO, VP of Design & Co-Founder

    Tom Gruber is a product designer and entrepreneur who uses AI technology to augment human intelligence. He was cofounder, CTO, and head of design for the team that created Siri, the intelligent personal assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. When Siri was released by Apple in 2011, it was a watershed moment in the history of Artificial Intelligence, bringing AI to the mainstream user experience. Now an integral part of Apple’s products, Siri is used more than 2 billion times a week in over 30 countries around the world. At Apple for over 8 years, Tom led the Advanced Development Group that designed and prototyped new capabilities for Siri and related products that bring intelligence to the interface.

    Tom has also applied AI to support collective human intelligence. His research at Stanford in Artificial Intelligence, particularly ontology engineering, helped lay the groundwork for semantic information sharing and the Semantic Web. He invented HyperMail, the open-source software that turns email conversations into collective memories; HyperMail and its progeny have helped to create a dynamic conversational history of the Web. He was founder and CTO of Intraspect Software, which pioneered the space of Collaborative Knowledge Management — software that helps large communities of professionals contribute to and learn from a collective body of knowledge. He designed and built built RealTravel, a Collective Knowledge System where travelers from around the world share their experiences. Tom has served as an advisor to LinkedIn, SocialText, Mindjet, Radar Networks, Powerset, and the Internet Archive.

    He is passionate about underwater photography and ocean conservation.

  • Chris Walch

    Chris Walch

    COO & Co-Founder

    Chris leads LifeScore in its short and long term strategy formation and execution, as well as, the day to day operations of LifeScore. 

    Chris led the LifeScore team on their debut project with Twitch for their live, original content, Emmy and Webby award-winning show Artificial Next. Chris also led the project team responsible for the world’s first prototype of a vehicle composing a musical score in real-time. 

    Prior to LifeScore, Chris was a senior associate at Latham & Watkins LLP where she represented a broad client base of Fortune 500 companies, private equity funds, investment banks and high net worth individuals in a wide range of matters, including, leveraged finance, commercial acquisitions and dispositions, cross-border transactions, development projects, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, corporate banking and secured high yield transactions.

    Chris is also Founder and Producer of Women of Winter, a grassroots community organization, whose mission is to inspire and empower women and girls in her local community of Big Sky, MT to get outside, to be courageous and to fully embrace and boldly pursue their dreams. In February 2020, Women of Winter provided 8 women with scholarships to an Avalanche Level 1 Course and provided tuition support to a female ski patroller to attend National Avalanche School. In February 2021, Women of Winter provided 6 BIPOC women with tuition and gear scholarships for a PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Course and Exam.

    Chris received her BA in Economics and Computer Science from New York University, her MS in Science and Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, her JD from St. John’s University School of Law and completed Stanford Business School’s Emerging COO: Driving Innovation and Operational Excellence Executive Education program.

  • Mary Lockwood

    Mary Lockwood

    Chief Audio Officer

    Mary leads our Audio team and interactive audio efforts and is a French music supervisor and producer. She hails from a family of musicians and trained as a cellist at the Music Conservatory. She graduated from the Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Son (ISTS Paris) where she studied audiovisual sound.

    After several years in recording studios and music production companies, she joined Quantic Dream in 2012 where she supervised and integrated the music for Sony PlayStation’s award-winning game Beyond Two Souls . In 2015, she founded her own production and music supervision company, Mary Lockwood Productions, where she provides services for media, cinema, video games (including, Sony PlayStation’s award-winning Detroit Become Human, where she met and worked with our CEO and COO), radio fiction and broadcast (France Inter on Affaires Sensibles).

    She is passionate about interactive music, and is always looking for new talent in composers and music producers.

  • Ian Drew

    Ian Drew

    Chairman & Co-Founder

    Ian is the Chairman of Tantalum Corp, a European leading Automotive and Software telematics company. Ian is a 25-year international tech veteran with ARM and Intel.

    He has experience in M+A, strategy and sales across the globe. Ian founded Trustonic, the world leader in security key injection and management in phones and IoT with revenues of $20m and a gold standard customer base.

    He also founded, the world’s leading Linux kernel patch company with over 250 engineers and revenues in excess of $40m.

  • Mo Ezderman

    Mo Ezderman

    VP of Engineering

    Mo brings over 20 years of unique experience as a technology visionary. He had led cross-functional initiatives spanning software engineering, product, and design. Mo possesses deep expertise in building large-scale applications driven by data intelligence, cloud architecture, system integrations, media streaming, games development, and product innovation.

    Mo’s accomplishments have been driven by combining his passion for technology with solving social and humanity-centric challenges. In his previous role, he lead the partnership between Thorn and the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children to build a state-of-the-art, AI powered applications that detect and prevent child sexual abuse on the internet. This technology helped law enforcement to identify an average of 8 victims per day.

    Before joining Thorn, Mo’s role at the leading cyber security organization, HUMAN, humanized the internet by hunting down malicious botnets, dismantling them, and working with the FBI to hold crime organizations accountable. During his time at HUMAN, he helped take down one of the largest fraud operations in the advertising industry.

    Mo spent several years designing and building social games at Nickelodeon, Zynga, and OMGPOP. He was part of a team that was responsible for the fastest-growing mobile game on iOS, Draw Something, which was later acquired by Zynga.

    Mo loves seamlessly augmenting the physical world with technology and often experiments with IoT projects. As a teenager, Mo played the flute for 8 years and was invited to join a 50-piece classical wind band who toured across Europe for 4 summers.

  • Andy Zhang

    Andy Zhang

    Senior Full Stack Engineer

    As the Senior Full Stack Engineer at LifeScore, Andy focuses on the systems and infrastructure of Lifescore’s technology; enabling the subject matter experts to design beautiful, moving and functional works of dynamic art. Andy is a mathematician and engineer who specializes in data and machine learning.

    Andy has over 10 years of experience in the technology space from exoskeletal robotics for neuromuscular rehabilitation to text message based AI chatbot systems for mapping out disaster relief. While most of us in STEM like to have everything neat and organized; Andy believes that the purpose of data is not to fit the world into neat, concise boxes, but to create dynamic structures that as accurately as possible adapt to a changing reality. At Lifescore he is building tools that help adapt systems to human needs and aspirations.

    In his personal time, Andy likes to play Dungeons and Dragons, tinker with tech, and volunteer with various international aid, ocean conservation and aerospace initiatives.

    Andy attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he studied Biomedical Engineering.

  • Ross Hartmann

    Ross Hartmann

    Software Architect

    Ross is part of LifeScore’s engineering team and works on architecting software and technology infrastructure to support the audio team’s mission of bringing beautiful, AI-driven music to the world.

    Ross brings more than a decade of professional software architecture experience in local and distributed systems. He’s architected serverless and microservice solutions for companies responsible for transferring and managing petabytes of data across international regions. In his role as a software architect, Ross has designed and deployed scalable, low-latency, highly-available systems that enable companies to grow quickly and seamlessly. He’s worked in industries ranging from real estate to finance to entertainment.

    In addition to being LifeScore’s Software Architect, Ross loves to nerd out about storytelling and music theory. He’s always been fascinated with trying to understand what separates the good from the great when it comes to creative works. When not programming, writing, or playing music, he’s probably binging science TED talks.

    Ross attended Berklee College of Music where he studied songwriting.

  • Shannon Shull

    Shannon Shull

    Finance Director

    Shannon is the Finance Director at LifeScore and will be focusing on being a strategic partner to the Board while assisting them in delivering their financial strategy and goals, as well as overseeing global day to day finance activities.

    Prior to working at LifeScore, Shannon has had more than 15 years of progressive accounting and finance experience, primarily building her skills at class-leading innovators in the technology sector. She has held positions as Accounting Manager, Auditor, Assistant Controller, and Financial Controller in various verticals with a purposeful focus on the software industry. Her experience spans from independently owned small businesses to a multi-national corporation with over $300 million dollars in annual revenue.

    Shannon received a Bachelor of Science, Accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA in Finance from Nova Southeastern University.

    Shannon enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors with her family.

  • Liz Craig

    Liz Craig

    Operations Manager

    Liz supports the efforts of the LifeScore team as the Operations Manager by optimizing systems and processes, developing organizational efficiencies, and cultivating an environment for creativity to thrive.
    Prior to joining LifeScore’s team, Liz worked as a Mechanical Engineer optimizing manufacturing processes and executing large capital projects followed by a hiatus of a few years doing marketing for outdoor gear shops in the Pacific Northwest and Anchorage, Alaska.
    In addition to LifeScore’s Operations Manager, Liz is the Social Media Manager for Women of Winter, a grassroots organization whose mission is to inspire and empower women and girls to get outside, to be courageous and to fully embrace and boldly pursue their dreams. She is passionate about women having representation in snowsports and access to gear to enjoy and excel in her favorite sport, skiing.
    Liz received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Carla Encarnacion

    Carla Encarnacion

    Junior Operations Manager

    Carla contributes her efforts to the LifeScore team as the Junior Operations Manager by streamlining systems and processes, increasing efficiency and productivity for LifeScore’s departments, and ensuring key performance indicators are met. 

    Prior to working at LifeScore, Carla was the Executive Assistant to the EVP Operations at Create Music Group, capitalizing on major marketing campaigns for artists such as Saweetie, Snoop Dogg, SLANDER, DJ Chose, Funk Flex, and SAINt JHN. Her past experience includes PR for independent artists such as Matisyahu, event planning for music nonprofits and SXSW, social media marketing, and YouTube data analytics.

    Additionally, Carla is a 52kg Powerlifter in the USAPL. She is passionate about giving a voice to the underdog and empowering women in the music industry. In her spare time, Carla enjoys singing, lifting weights, attending music festivals, and reading biographies.

    Carla received her BS in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Lily Symmonds

    Lily Symmonds

    Executive Coordinator

    Lily works as the Executive Coordinator to Lifescore’s CEO, Philip Sheppard. In her role, Lily serves as the right-hand to the CEO in all matters including administration, commercial and sales efforts, tactical planning, ideation organization, and as a detail-oriented sounding board to record, prioritize and execute.

    Prior to working at Lifescore, Lily has worked in talent management for top agencies in California, representing and supporting film music composers and storyboard artist on commercial, television and film projects. For the past 10 years, she has worked as a music education manager, with a focus on music programs for preschool and young children.

    Lily is passionate about music education and believes strongly that all children should have music as an integral part of their lives.

    Lily received her BA in Music and German Language and Literature from Wellesley College, her MFA in Music Composition from the California Institute of the Arts and is currently an MBA candidate at the Isenberg School of Management.

    Lily lives in New Hampshire with her husband, two children, and dogs Rusty and Einstein (who does not live up to his name).

  • Sara George

    Sara George

    Wellness Product Manager

    Sara is the Wellness Product Manager for LifeScore, leading product and commercial strategy across the wellness industry while generating customer and market insights.

    Prior to working at LifeScore, Sara has nearly 5 years of experience as a Technology Consultant for both public and private sector clients across the United States. She has experience with product strategy, digital transformations, and design thinking, and has managed 25M dollar technology implementations.

    Sara is currently finishing her MBA at London Business School, and holds an Honors Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, running, traveling, and reading, and is passionate about the outdoors. 

  • Ed Cordell

    Ed Cordell

    Gaming Product Manager

    Ed is the Gaming Product Manager and Business Development Lead at LifeScore. He oversees product planning, development, delivery, and marketing for products targeting the gaming, metaverse, and XR industries.

    Prior to working at LifeScore, Ed worked in strategy consulting with a focus on customer insights and growth. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries including tech, financial services, telecom, and consumer goods. He also has experience in real estate, finance, and web3 growth strategy and business development.

    Ed received a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Rice University and is currently pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School.

    In his free time, he enjoys biking, skiing, backpacking, paddleboarding/kayaking, trail running, and other outdoor activities. He is also a classically trained pianist (2x winner of Washington State Outstanding Artists Competition, Northwest Chopin Festival, and Seattle International Bach Festival) and has performance experience on drums, saxophone, guitar, and DJ set.

  • Danny Ryan

    Danny Ryan

    Lead Associate Composer and Audio Innovation Researcher

    Danny divides his time between composing new music for a wide variety of media, and roles as orchestrator and copyist on major productions such as Birds of Prey (2020), The Dark Crystal (2019), Yesterday (2019), Motherless Brooklyn (2019), and The Crown (s2&3).

    Danny is thrilled to compose and orchestrate new music for Lifescore, and to typeset and supply scores and parts for recording sessions. He is fascinated to explore the musical possibilities and demands of each individual application of the Lifescore platform, and engage extensive compositional craft to make the user’s musical experience even more extraordinary, emotive, and visceral.

    Danny studied contemporary composition at the Royal Northern College Music in Manchester, and then London’s Royal College of Music on the Christopher Hogwood Scholarship. He won the 2016 SFO Composition Competition, the RNCM Gold Medal for Composition, the 2014 Grindon Dearden Prize for composition, and 3rd place in the 2017 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest.

  • Stefano Civetta

    Stefano Civetta

    Lead Producer

    Stefano was previously an engineer at the iconic Abbey Road Studios for the past 6 years, where he engineered for major pop and classical acts including The Carpenters, The Beach Boys, Mary J Blige, One Direction, Earth Wind And Fire, Andrea Bocelliand the BBC Orchestra, Take That, Royal Blood, PJ Harvey, Alt-J, and Harry Styles’ live recording in Studio One. He supported the Apple Music Festival 2015, mixing for artists including Ellie Goulding, Leon Bridges, The Shires, Jack Garratt, Cam and Lion Babe. His lifelong dream came true when Giles Martin asked him to work together on The Beatles. He had the huge privilege to be credited on the 50th anniversary reissues of two of his favourite, and best selling, albums: The White Album and Abbey Road.

    Stefano’s interest in music began early when he started playing the piano at five years old and began listening intently to his parents’ records. He went on to play keyboards and accordion for several bands in Italy, where he grew up, eventually performing on both national and international stages as well as on radio and TV.

    Always intrigued by the art of recording, Stefano graduated with a degree in computer science for music from the University of Milan and then spent five years engineering at various recording studios in Italy, on different genres, from jazz to rock to classical.

    He moved to England in 2012 to study the famous Tonmeister course in music and sound recording at the University of Surrey. While there he worked in sound design and music supervision on various musical theatre projects in the UK, Sweden, Italy and South Korea. He also did his placement year at Abbey Road Studios, and since then has never looked back.

    Always a fan of a big orchestral film score, but born with a soul for rock ‘n’ roll, Stefano’s wide musical knowledge and score reading abilities brought him to assist on soundtrack engineering for some of the biggest Hollywood films including The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Martian, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Thor 3, Hacksaw Ridge, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 and The Mummy, as well as international top selling video games Halo 5: Guardians, Assassin’s Creed Unity and the latest Final Fantasy. Over recent months he’s been working on huge projects such as Solo: A Star Wars Story, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Our Planet, Avengers: Endgame and Rocketman.

    Thanks to his positive attitude, musical creativity and friendly smile, Stefano has engineered sessions for Will.I.Am, Skrillex, OneRepublic and Ed Sheeran, as well as Nile Rodgers’ recent recordings with Bruno Mars, Anderson. Paak and several other artists. He’s equally comfortable working with a classical/orchestral ensemble, at the studios or on location, having engineered classical sessions ranging from a piano solo in Studio Three to a large scale orchestral ensemble at the King’s Chapel in Cambridge.

  • Matt Hawken

    Matt Hawken

    Associate Composer

    Matt is a composer, orchestrator and instrumentalist. Over the last decade, he has composed for feature films, TV and games, including Till Death (Screen Media Films); Attenborough nature documentaries Green Planet and Dynasties (BBC Natural History Unit); and detective series Silent Witness (BBC 1) and McDonalds and Dodd (ITV); and the videogame DotA2 (Valve Software), played by millions worldwide. 

    As an instrumentalist, he is known for his characterful and atmospheric cello performances on film and TV scores, including The Capture (BBC 1) and Oscar-nominated documentary For Sama.

    His more rock and roll work includes producing orchestrations for Biffy Clyro and Metallica.

    He has a degree in music from Oxford University and lives in Milton Keynes, UK.

  • Steve Blumenthal

    Steve Blumenthal

    Associate Composer

    Steve writes music for a wide variety of projects for film, television, video games and the web. Most recently, he wrote the multi-award-winning score for Rob Husted’s comedy Lost Treasure of the Valley. He has also written music and done synth programming for Home Before Dark on Apple TV+; ad campaigns for Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electric, Chevron, and T-Mobile, the video game The Night Is Long, and Novel Effect, an award-winning, interactive voice-recognition app. Steve has also guest lectured at Carnegie Mellon University and La Salle University.

    With LifeScore, Steve is excited to compose music for a platform that brings us into the 21st century. He believes this innovation is the logical next step in using music and technology to deepen the connection between music and our experiences.

    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Duquesne University in Music Technology: Composition, and after working in Los Angeles, California for close to a decade, Steve is now based in Portland, Oregon.

  • Carter Harrell

    Carter Harrell

    Associate Composer

    Carter is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist for visual and interactive media. He was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya with a diverse range of musical and cultural influences. Starting with piano at an early age, he gradually added guitar, drums, bass and voice to his arsenal as well as a passion for recording and mixing.
    After auditioning for the piano, guitar, and voice programs at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, he was accepted into all three. He went on to combine them into a hybrid degree of Commercial Music and Composition, where he developed his pursuits in performance, composition, and audio production.
    On top of creating music for film and video games, Carter has also accumulated a growing Instagram following for a variety of short musical videos. He entertains his audience with found sound, sample flips, or even playing multiple instruments at once.
    Currently working out of his home studio in Nashville, Carter now contributes his music to the LifeScore platform. As both a composer and a hobbyist of tech and video games, his talents and passions fit right in with LifeScore’s unique vision for adaptive music.
  • Nick Cecconi

    Nick Cecconi

    Audio Content Manager

    Nick is an audio editor, music producer and composer who writes original music for various media. He has assisted in major productions, such as How To Train Your Dragon (2019) and Lady and the Tramp (2019), as well as major classical acts, such as the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
    He is a classically trained pianist with perfect pitch and “golden ears” who graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in sound design. Nick then interned at Bravo! Vail Music Festival as a sound engineer recording and mixing orchestras.
    Nick is excited to support the audio team at LifeScore and curate our growing database of interactive music. He is especially passionate about the composing process and is determined to fully unlock LifeScore’s capabilities as an emerging adaptive music technology.
  • Camille Bocquillion

    Camille Bocquillion

    Chief Audio Officer Assistant

    Camille assists Mary, the Chief Audio Officer, in the audio team by creating and managing timelines, updating database and filing systems, and administrative tasks. She loves learning more and more about adaptive music every day.

    Prior to joining LifeScore’s Team, she was an assistant manager at a self-storage centre in Lyon.

    Camille then started her own business, helping other business owners to grow. She is fascinated by startups and cutting-edge technology.

    In her spare time, Camille enjoys traveling, hiking and yoga. She has already traveled all over Australia in a 4×4 and a tent for a year and visited the beautiful countries and parks of Canada in a camper van.

    Camille holds a master’s degree from the IFAG School of Management and Entrepreneurship specializing in management control.

  • Katia Sochaczewska

    Katia Sochaczewska

    Audio Assistant

    As the audio assistant at LifeScore, Katia supports the Audio Team with project-based duties, specializing in the field of spatial audio and immersive music production techniques.

    The experience she has gained through working in recording studios and broadcast facilities has equipped her with a broad set of skills covering many aspects of professional audio.

    Katia recently completed 5 years of research as part of her PhD studies at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland where she investigated the perception of localization in Ambisonic technology. Alongside her academic study she travelled extensively to record soundscapes for use in music and sound design production.

    Outside of work Katia is passionate about exploring the uncharted playground of music production through sonic experiments.

  • Kerry Balanza

    Kerry Balanza

    Owner, Balanza Vineyards

    Kerry is a former technology executive, turned Oregon winegrower.

    Kerry was formerly Vice President of New Ventures at ARM where she led a business and technology strategy team focused on identifying and building new growth businesses and partnerships focused on innovative software for computing platforms, ranging from server and network infrastructure to mobile client and IoT devices.

    Kerry works closely with start-up companies to foster disruptive technology innovation and to develop ecosystem partnerships that can transform industries.

  • Julie Jenson Bennett

    Julie Jenson Bennett

    Writer, Researcher and Strategist

    Julie is a specialist in the impact of language and communication on human health and wellbeing.

    Julie is a director at The Hidden Depth research consultancy, co-founder of an early stage startup, and an Associate Lecturer at Central St. Martins. She also co-directs The Generation Poetry Project, exploring new communication systems emerging amongst younger people.

    Over the course of her career, Julie has also been a designer, manager and interactive entertainment producer at Intel Corporation and founded a London-based strategic design consultancy that worked with clients such as Bang & Olufsen, Wrigley and Electrolux, building a set of methods and practices called meaning-centred design.

  • Saul Kaplan

    Saul Kaplan

    Founder, Business Innovation Factory

    Saul is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory and author of The Business Model Innovation Factory: How to Stay Relevant when the World Is Changing.

    Saul started BIF in 2005 with a mission to enable business model innovation.

    Prior to BIF, Kaplan served as the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation and as the Executive Counselor to the Governor on Economic and Community Development.

    Saul received his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute focusing on the strategic management of technology and his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island.

  • Estelle Métayer

    Estelle Métayer

    Principal & Founder, Competia

    Estelle is an expert in Competitive and Strategic Intelligence. Facilitator strategic governance workshops on future trends and industry disruption.

    She is an adjunct professor at McGill University, a guest lecturer at IMD (Switzerland), a faculty member at the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada), and taught in joint programs with the IMB (India), MIT (United States) and INSEAD (France).

    Estelle is an Independent Non Executive Director and member of the audit committee of BRP Inc. (Canada), a Board Member and member of the strategy committee of Audemars Piguet (Switzerland), a Board Member of Blockstream (Montreal-Silicon Valley), an Advisory Board Member of Ricardo Media (Canada) and Réseau Sélection (Canada), and a Board Member, member of the executive committee and chair of the strategy committee of the Montreal Board of Trade.

    She was formerly an Independent Non Executive Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee at Ubisoft Entertainment SA (France). She obtained her Drs and MBA from Nijenrode University, The Netherlands. In 2000, she was awarded the Arista Sunlife Award for “Entrepreneur of the Year”

  • Courtney McKee

    Courtney McKee

    CEO, Headframe Spirits and Headframe Spirits Manufacturing

    Courtney is the co-owner, co-founder and CEO of Headframe Spirits and Headframe Spirits Manufacturing in Butte, MT, both of which are certified B Corporations.

    The companies are equal parts history and technology. Headframe Spirits produces beverage alcohol and operates a Tasting Room while its Manufacturing counterpart designs and builds industry-disrupting distillation equipment for the global distilled spirits industry. She serves on the board of the American Craft Spirits Association and co-chairs their Education Committee. Prior to her work in the distilled spirits and manufacturing industry, Courtney built and ran an IT and Information Security consulting business. Her common thread: assisting individuals and organisations in identifying opportunities and eliminating obstacles, making tiny corners of the world just a little bit better in the process.

    Courtney is married to John McKee, her business/shenanigans partner. Their nerd flag was hoisted high when their distillation equipment was featured in Popular Mechanics in May of 2016. They have been recognised in Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine and were awarded the 2013­ Montana Entrepreneurs of the Year award, 2015 Montana Tourism Ambassadors of the Year award and the 2015­ Grant Project of the Year for The Orphan Girl Film.

  • John McKee

    John McKee

    Owner and Founder, Headframe Spirits and Headframe Spirits Manufacturing

    John is the co-founder of Headframe Spirits and Headframe Spirits Manufacturing in Butte, MT. Both companies serve the alcohol distillation industry and are operated as certified B-Corporations to the benefit of our community in Butte.

    Over the last 15 years he has been involved in a publicly traded biodiesel company as a founding member and then alongside his wife and business partner has founded and grown a fledging distillery into a 33-employee closely-held group of companies with a focused attention of impactful economic change for their community.

    John is married to Courtney McKee, his business/shenanigans partner. Their nerd flag was hoisted high when their distillation equipment was featured in Popular Mechanics in May of 2016. They have been recognised in Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine and were awarded the 2013­ Montana Entrepreneurs of the Year award, 2015 Montana Tourism Ambassadors of the Year award and the 2015­ Grant Project of the Year for The Orphan Girl Film.

    John is dad to two fantastic children and, when not at Headframe Spirits, can generally be found on a body of water somewhere in Western Montana.

  • Margaret Minsky

    Margaret Minsky

    Haptic Interface Expert

    Margaret is an internationally-known researcher in the field of haptic interfaces (computational interfaces that simulate objects that you can touch and feel), as well as a contributor in computer graphics, educational technology, and human-computer interaction.

    She developed the first technique for creating haptic textures, a Lateral-Force Algorithm, while at the MIT Media Lab.

    Holding a doctorate from MIT, she was Research Director at Atari Cambridge Laboratory; was among the first ten technical staff at Interval Research Corporation; and is now an advisor to the ATLAS Center, an interdisciplinary laboratory at the University of Colorado-Boulder as well as a consultant.

    She also founded a design/manufacturing company to produce innovative clothing and textile processing. Her research has been published in conference proceedings in the fields of computer graphics, haptics, and mechanical engineering, and she served as editor and contributor to a book about the Logo programming language, LogoWorlds

  • Jane Rosch

    Jane Rosch

    Executive Producer, EG

    With an extensive background in small business consulting and events production, Jane has a reputation for helping creative individuals and organizations articulate and expedite their dreams with a unique combination of common sense, candor and cheer. A producer of the TED conference in its earliest days, Jane is now Executive Producer of EG, an event that gathers the makers and doers of extraordinary things. In these roles she has managed and supported a jaw-dropping breadth of talent over three decades. She brings to LifeScore her solid, practical skills in financial management and human resources, her network of experts in communications and strategic design, and her personal passion for the team and its vision.

  • Coe Leta Stafford

    Coe Leta Stafford

    Executive Design Director, IDEO

    Coe Leta is an Executive Design Director at IDEO in San Francisco, California.

    Since 2006, she’s been leading innovative design projects for organizations including Google, Microsoft, Target, Wells Fargo, Ford, eBay, Hasbro, Sesame Street, and Government and Healthcare groups.

    Known for expertise in digital design, education, and data, her work has won international awards and patents for clients and been featured in the New York Times and Wired.

    Currently, she is Managing Director of IDEO U, an intrapreneurial venture to teach the skills of creative leadership and Design Thinking to global audiences.

    Coe Leta has a Ph.D. in Cognition and Development from UC Berkeley and guest lectures at Stanford University’s d.School.

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  • UK-based LifeScore has raised £11 million and wants to ‘soundtrack your life’

    UK-based LifeScore has raised £11 million and wants to ‘soundtrack your life’

    LifeScore, an AI music technology company, today announces that it has raised a further £11 million in funding as it seeks to soundtrack your life. LifeScore creates adaptive music on demand that is algorithmically tailored to the context and needs of the listener, to relax or focus or energize, or to support the emotional narrative of a performance or immersive experience. The round was led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from Warner Music Group, IDEO and 4 Good Ventures. Additional investment was received from existing investor Metaplanet Holdings OÜ, an early backer of the company. This brings the total funding raised by the company to £12 million.

  • Bentley's Grand Tourers: More Composed Than Ever - Through Adaptive Music

    Bentley's Grand Tourers: More Composed Than Ever - Through Adaptive Music

    A demonstration Bentley now has the ability to compose a soundtrack in real time using artificial intelligence based upon driving style and drivers’ inputs in an industry first. Working with LifeScore, Bentley has created algorithms to allow vehicle inputs (such as engine RPM and acceleration) to influence the composition in real time, constantly adapting depending on the driving situation. LifeScore utilises world-class musicians, contemporary and classical instruments and cutting edge technology for recording at the world famous Abbey Road Studios.

  • LifeScore aims to use AI to compose a soundtrack to your life

    LifeScore aims to use AI to compose a soundtrack to your life

    Imagine a world where your every sensation is augmented with music. When you pick up speed while out running, the music responds; as you enter a forest, instruments of deeper bass are seamlessly layered into the piece; and as your car creeps beyond the speed limit, the music alters rhythm to keep you in check. It may not be as far away as you think. “When we say we want to soundtrack your life, it’s a big ambition,” acknowledges Philip Sheppard, CEO of LifeScore

  • Yoto Player partners with LifeScore to launch audio cards to help kids dream positively

    Yoto Player partners with LifeScore to launch audio cards to help kids dream positively

    The children’s audio platform, Yoto and its award-winning Yoto Player has launched a new line of LifeScore Dream Cards, a collection of musical cards developed to help children sleep and enjoy emotionally positive dreams. The new initiative will see the launch of three pieces of music, including Dreams of Forest, Dreams of Ocean, and Dreams of Space, as three individual Yoto Cards. The audio was created by LifeScore and was composed and recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios.

  • Spatial Audio at Abbey Road Studios with LifeScore

    Spatial Audio at Abbey Road Studios with LifeScore

    "As part of its time with our music tech incubator Abbey Road Red, adaptive music start-up LifeScore spent a day in Studio Three recording audio assets for its new platform that generates original and bespoke music in real time. With the assistance of our Head of Audio Products and founder of the Abbey Road Spatial Audio Forum, Mirek Stiles, LifeScore founder Philip Sheppard and the team chose to capture the sound not just in stereo but fully spatialised audio. Watch the video captured from the session to give you more of an idea into the world of spatial audio and the possibilities that can be achieved with it." - Abbey Road Studios Video by Step Three Media -

  • EXCLUSIVE | 'Artificial': LifeScore's Tom Gruber hints at possibility of music 'adapting to human signals'

    EXCLUSIVE | 'Artificial': LifeScore's Tom Gruber hints at possibility of music 'adapting to human signals'

    'Artificial: Remote Intelligence', Season 3 of Twitch's 'Artificial', has introduced a lot of innovations, the most exciting of which is LifeScore, a music composition tool that creates a dynamic score for the show based on the audience's reaction in the chat section. It's a cutting-edge new technology with myriad applications and we caught up with LifeScore and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber to talk about potential future applications

  • 'Artificial: Remote Intelligence' introduces LifeScore, the most fascinating music tool we've ever seen

    'Artificial: Remote Intelligence' introduces LifeScore, the most fascinating music tool we've ever seen

    'Artificial: Remote Intelligence', the award-winning show's first-ever completely remotely produced season, gives the audience the chance to create characters, choose settings and even control the music. That last part is the most fascinating part of this season. 'Artificial: Remote Intelligence' is the first public use of LifeScore, an AI-driven adaptive music-scoring tool that harnesses audience sentiments to create unique music.

  • This AI Maestro Wants to Serenade You

    This AI Maestro Wants to Serenade You

    "Real composer. Real musicians. But an AI conductor--maybe using your biometrics-- remixes in real time to provide a personal soundtrack to your life." - Steven Levy, Wired

  • ‘Artificial’ Returns To Twitch For Remotely-Produced Season 3

    ‘Artificial’ Returns To Twitch For Remotely-Produced Season 3

    The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Artificial is coming back for a third season on Twitch. “This season will raise the bar of what interactive scripted storytelling can be,” said Bernie Su, executive producer and founder of 96 Next, which produces Artificial. “We’re involving the audience in massive creative decisions such as casting and the shaping of characters. They’ll also be able to influence the series’ musical score in real-time."

  • Abbey Road Red's Recap of Abbey Road Red Demo Day 2020

    Abbey Road Red's Recap of Abbey Road Red Demo Day 2020

    "Highlights for us were LifeScore announcing its partnership with Twitch which saw it create adaptive soundtracks for guests entering its building with its patented cellular composition system, as well as a 24-hour online Twitchverse page, which for me is a slightly nostalgic link back to the origins of adaptive music in procedural audio in game engines." - Karim Fanous, Innovation Manager, Abbey Road Studios

  • Abbey Road Red startups have raised $40m of funding so far

    Abbey Road Red startups have raised $40m of funding so far

    “We have now incubated 15 companies across all areas of the value chain, who together have raised $40m and are collectively worth $200m,” said Abbey Road boss Isabel Garvey, at the event. The night saw demos from current Red startups, including LifeScore. LifeScore is an adaptive music startup whose algorithms compose music on the fly, responding to people’s movements and other data, using stems recorded by human musicians at Abbey Road. The company has developed a mobile app, but is also working on experiences with an unnamed luxury carmaker, and with Twitch. On the app, CEO Philip Sheppard said the company’s aim is to “help you compose a film score for your life”.

  • Where is Music Taking Tech? Abbey Road Red's Karim Fanous takes from BBC Introducing LIVE

    Where is Music Taking Tech? Abbey Road Red's Karim Fanous takes from BBC Introducing LIVE

    Where is music taking tech? Following Abbey Road Red’s Karim Fanous panel discussion with Bobby Friction at BBC Music Introducing LIVE, Karim presents an inspiring and thought provoking essay about why fear of artificial intelligence will limit creativity, exploring some of the early adopters who are using AI as a collaborative platform for their music, together with the possibilities offered by the available AI tools

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