Beck On Healing Through Music, The Deep Art Of Pop And His New Album, ‘Colors’
November 9, 2017
the greatest artists — their music is filled with that kind of… you can call it love, or you can call it warmth, or just this intangible quality that just makes you feel better.”
The healing power of music
Robin Spielberg at TEDxLancaster
June 6, 2014
Sound Health: An NIH-Kennedy Center Initiative to Explore Music and the Mind
Francis S. Collins, et al.
For stroke patients with Broca aphasia, for example, the neural connections that allow ordinary speech are damaged; patients know what they want to communicate but are unable to verbalize their thoughts. Standard medical treatments are limited, but patients working with a music therapist can learn to express themselves through song, which can translate into improved speech potentially through the utilization of neural pathways more heavily relied on during singing.
… effects music can have structurally and functionally on the developing, adult, and aged brain.
Processing music is one of the most cognitively demanding tasks our brains undertake, and creating and performing music is even more complex.
compelling evidence that in children, music training assists development of language skills, auditory processing, and educational achievement compared with untrained peers
In just the last 10 years, there have been more than 100 systematic reviews on the topic, including 10 Cochrane analyses.
improvisation yields widespread changes in activity across many neural networks compared with rote performance.
The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds
TED Fellows Retreat 2015. Aug 2015
Steve Reich at 80: The Phases Of A Lifetime In Music
October 9, 2016
He’s a fast talker.
Reich has continued to find music in speech, hearing melody in the flow of words. “I mean, what tells you more about a person, a photograph of them, or a recording of their voice?”
The melody of the human voice became one of Reich’s signatures. He quotes Czech composer Leos Janáček: “Speech melody is like a water lily whose roots go down into the bottom of the soul.”