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Bach, The Universe and Everything: Discovering Brain Dynamics of Music

University of Oxford: Mathematical InstituteRadcliffe Observatory Andrew Wiles Building Woodstock Rd, Oxford, South-East, OX2 6GG, United Kingdom
On Sunday 1 November 2020 at 17:30

Bach, the Universe and Everything is our very own Sunday service for inquiring and curious minds; a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. In this event, we explore the brain dynamics of music.

THE SCIENCE

Music is not just pleasurable but often highly meaningful. Professor Morten L. Kringelbach talks us through the neuroscience of music and how it contributes to the experience of eudaimonia, a life well-lived.

THE MUSIC

This cantata has a dark-hued flavour due to its unusual instrumentation including four violas, what more pleasure could one ask for? As for the lyrics, they’re equally dark and contemplative about the dangers to God's word. The cantata ends with a few lines of text pinched from a prayer by Protestant Reformationist Martin Luther.

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