Moved by Music

2018

Moved by Music

Throughout history, humans have found a way to create and share music, from prehistoric flutes made from bird bone and mammoth ivory to 21st century computer generated electronica. Through all of life’s unknowns, music has proved that it has always been and will likely always remain a constant to cultural exploration and growth. This track will explore the aspects of music that have affected us all, regardless of geographic location, political affiliation, or ethnic identity. Why does music make us cry? How can music bring us together and simultaneously tear us apart? Is there a formula to creating a smash-hit single? We will bring together musicians, neuroscientists, writers, and producers to dig deep into the creative and emotional features of the artform that Plato claims “gives a soul to the universe.”

Track Events

Creating Space for Music: A Conversation with Frank Gehry
Protest by Any Other Name: Creating Community through Music
Deep Dive: The Genius of Soul
The Ghost in the Song: Songwriting as Discovery
Getting the Chills: Evolutionary Clues to Music that Moves
Tradition: The Enemy of Progress?
Hip-Hop Collision: Music, Race, and the Law
Why Does Grandpa Hate Contemporary Art? The Contingent Problem in the Appreciation of Popular and Experimental Music
Music, Sex, Love and Somebodiness: A Playlist
Yeethoven: How Kanye West and Beethoven Collide
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