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Instinct and Music

03 Mar

Instinct and Music

Sermon by 1U Music Director Aubrey Connelly-Candelario

All human cultures seem to make music. But why they do so, and how we make sense of musical sound at all are questions that have, until recently, remained mysterious. Ranging from Bach fugues to Javanese gamelan, from nursery rhymes to heavy rock, the concept of the music instinct interweaves philosophy, mathematics, history and neurology to reveal why music moves us in so many ways. And the fact that we may all be hardwired for music, that your brain and Mozart’s brain have essentially the same programming, is as mind blowing as it is reassuring – as grounding as it is spiritual. 

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