Wednesday, June 1


why humans spend so much time, effort and money on musical activities; and it does this by combining the academic study of music (musicology) with the academic study of human individuals (psychology). Areas of psychology frequently drawn upon within the psychology of music include, biopsychology, perception, cognition, creativity, motivation and emotion.
In demonstrating the range of issues explored within music psychology, Professor Parncutt notes that the following topics are among those researched by music psychologists:

•Everyday Music Listening
•Music Rituals & Gatherings
•Skills & Processes Involved in Learning A Musical Instrument
•The Role of Music in Forming Personal & Group Identities
•Responding Emotionally to Music

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie leads the audience through an exploration of music not as notes on a page, but as an expression of the human experience. Playing with sensitivity and nuance informed by a soul-deep understanding of and connection to music, she talks about a music that is more than sound waves perceived by the human ear. She illustrates a richer picture that begins with listening to yourself, and includes emotion and intent as well as the complex role of physical spaces, instrument, concert hall and even the bones and body cavities of musician and listener alike
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