The Music Instinct: Science and Song
Airs Wednesday, June 24 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Credit: Rob Fortunato
This documentary provides a groundbreaking exploration into how and why the human organism is moved by music. New work in neuroscience is giving us clues to the mysteries of how and why music penetrates the brain and the emotions. The program follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music’s deep mysteries. The program includes compelling performances by world-famous performers, in genres from rock to classical, such as Bobby McFerrin, Yo-Yo Ma, Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley, and Evelyn Glennie. Watch performance videos and take the music poll online.
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