For 10 years, Daniel Levitin worked as a session musician, sound and recording engineer, and record producer for numerous bands, including Santana and the Grateful Dead. He also served as director of A&R for 415/Columbia Records and has been awarded 17 gold and platinum records over the course of his career. In 1990 Levitin returned to school to pursue his PhD and is currently the James McGill professor of behavioral neuroscience and music at McGill University. Levitin is the author of The New York Times bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music.
The Seed Salon: David Byrne + Daniel Levitin
Portrait by Julian Dufort