Friday 24th October 2014
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medical professionals and performers will debate the questions: how does
performing and listening to music affect the brain? Does it increase your capacity to retain
information? Is there a 'Mozart
effect'? Does music have the power to heal?
Speakers: Prof Jessica
Grahn, Prof Jane Ginsborg, Stephen Johnson, Nigel Osborne, Prof Michael Trimble, Kirsteen Davidson-Kelly and Prof Dale Hesdorffer.
Brown piano, James Gilchrist tenor, Anna Tilbrook piano
Full price: £95 / Student (full-time, available on a first come first served basis): £35
Introduction 10am Ian
Ritchie, Artistic Director
Mozart’s Life and Times Stephen
Mozart and Musical Memory Prof
A scientific perspective of Mozart’s fabled memory – a general view of
memory and achievements of other savants.
Memorising Music Chaired
by Prof Jessica Grahn
Davidson-Kelly, Prof Jane Ginsborg, with Ian Brown, James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook
Different strategies for memorising music, from both instrumental and
What are the key differences between ’learning’ and
The “Mozart Effect” Prof
Music, Memory and Cognition Chaired by Prof Michael Trimble
Part I Therapeutic
Applications – Prof Michael Trimble with Nigel Osborne
The benefits of music in treating Dementia and other physical and mental
Part II Brainwaves and
Nigel Osborne with Prof Michael
Trimble and Prof Dale Hesdorffer
How music may affect sleep patterns and brainwave frequencies to treat Epilepsy
Prodigy to Genius: Nature or Nurture?
Stephen Johnson with Prof Jane
Ginsborg and Prof Michael Trimble
New insights into the much-debated question of how musical talent is
And what do we mean by ‘prodigy’ and ‘genius’?
Panel discussion: all speakers, chaired by
Further reflections on the power of music, prodigy and memory
James Gilchrist tenor, Ian Brown piano, Anna Tilbrook piano
Bach Concerto for two keyboards in C (movement)
Songs by Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Finzi & Ravel
Mozart Sonata in D for Two Pianos
This event had live subtitles delivered by STAGETEXT, generously supported by the National Association of Deafened People.