There's just something about music that lends itself to the deeply visceral experience of being a human being. But what exactly is it that gives music its control over us?
Peabody Institute will host the Music, Mind, Meaning Conference, a two-day series of lectures tackling this and related questions. Presentations will explore the idea of musical meaning by examining issues of creativity, culture, and memory from the perspectives of musicology and neuroscience. In addition to performances by Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and tenor saxophonist/Peabody Jazz Studies department chair Gary Thomas, the event will include keynote addresses by three renowned scientists currently doing research in these fields.
This event is supported by the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute; registration is free for all JHU faculty, staff, and students. The fee for guests is $100.
Find more information at www.mmmbaltimore2014.org.