People of Northwest Public Radio
Wed June 18, 2014
Radiolab: The Language Of Music And The Music Of Language
What is music? Why does it move us? How does the brain process sound, and why are some people better at it than others?
Radiolab posed this question, and seeks to understand the DNA of music - and the connection between music and language.
In a recent episode, Radiolab looked at the disastrous debut of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 1913, examined music through modern neurology, and met a composer using computers to decode music and find its essential pieces.