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Music and the Brain: Scientist Oliver Sacks on Musical Cognition

Oliver Sacks explains the how multiple regions of the brain interact to form the ways that humans interact with and create music.

May 21st, 2009 | 11 comments

Physics of Sound: Daniel Barenboim on the Duration of Notes

Daniel Barenboim explains the importance of the time notes are sustained and also the accompanying duration of silence in musicality.

May 20th, 2009 | 14 comments

Music and Evolution: Bobby McFerrin on Culture and Music

Bobby McFerrin tells two stories about villagers in Botswana and the ways music is incorporated into their life, which shaped the way he creates music.

May 20th, 2009 | 45 comments

Performance: Yo Yo Ma on Bach’s 5th Cello Suite

Yo Yo Ma performs a sarabande from Bach's 5th Cello suite and explains the history of the sounds in this particular piece have travelled through different cultures.

May 20th, 2009 | 57 comments

Performance: The Many Sounds of the Violin

Daniel Bernard Roumain demonstrates the many sounds the violin can imitate for a group of students.

May 20th, 2009 | 9 comments

Physics of Sound: Cellist Michael Fitzpatrick on Vibrations

Michael Fitzpatrick uses a composition performed on his cello to explain the nature of vibrations and frequency.

May 20th, 2009 | 18 comments

Cognition: How Music Can Reach the Silenced Brain

Music therapist Concetta M. Tomaino says music seems to able to reach us when movement, memory, speech, and emotion have to all appearances been destroyed by injury or disease.

May 20th, 2009 | 36 comments

Interview with Daniel Levitin: Part Two

In part two of the interview with Daniel Levitin, learn about his take on the purpose of music and different arguments for the evolutionary origin of music.

May 20th, 2009 | 2 comments

Interview with Daniel Levitin: Part Three

In part three of Daniel Levitin's interview, learn about the medical implications of the research investigating the relationships between cognition and music.

May 20th, 2009 | 5 comments

Performance: World Music Improvisation

Bobby McFerrin and world musicians Yungchen Lhamo of Tibet, Christiane Karam of Lebanon, and Gino Sitson of Cameroon improvise a cross cultural melody.

May 20th, 2009 | 13 comments
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