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New Piano Track: Toronto in the Fall

I've always wanted to record a version of Chopin's 1st Nocturne but never got around to doing it. It's one of those needy pieces that require all kinds of things to be right (mood, temperature, season, instrument, etc.). Last week the piano tuner was here and proposed an interesting new microphone arrangement. Today was a cold, sunny, and surprisingly quiet Sunday morning, and so the assemblage was in place. Here is the result, set to some Toronto photos! Dedicated to our beautiful city and my friends here!

Markus Giesler

York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Canada

Markus Giesler draws on concepts from economics, technology studies, and sociology to inform his research in marketing. He determines how ideas and things (products, services, experiences, technological innovations, intellectual property, brands, etc.) are made valuable over time, with research focused on improving marketing strategy through an understanding of markets as evolving social systems. Giesler's research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the European Research Council (ERC) and published in top-tier academic journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Marketing. Giesler has an extensive entertainment industry background. He founded his own record label at age 17 and has worked in various production and marketing responsibilities for over a decade. He lives in Toronto, Canada.