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    Why Music? Memory and Emotion

    Dear Reader This blog is the final part of a 4-part presentation of my script for the Music and Memory lecture, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on September 27th. If you wish to catch up, you can read Part 1 of Music and Memory lecture here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. Part 4 fininshes with a look at the role of emotion in making memories… —————————————————————————— All three elements of music in memory we have discussed by now – melody, harmony and meaning – arise from music principles that we learn as we are exposed to the music of our own cultures. When we first listen to the music…

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    Why Music? Memory and Melody

    Dear Reader, From 25th- 27th September I had the honour of being one of Radio 3’s resident experts for their Why Music? Weekend. What a fantastic event it was, held in London’s Wellcome Collection. Alongside Philip Ball (author of The Music Instinct) I contributed to a number of the live programmes including Why Music? Question Time and Why Music? Round Up both presented by Tom Service. A few months ago a fantastic Radio 3 producer called David Papp asked me if I would design a concert for the weekend with the support of principle players from Aurora Orchestra The aim of the concert was to explore why music is so powerful in…