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- Wednesday 19 January 2011
- 7.00pm to 8.30pm
- Lecturers: Dr Harry Witchel
Music is common to all cultures and all people. Why? What purpose does music serve? And if we need it, what does it do to us? This talk will provide the answers to all these questions with the most up-to-date science and humorous anecdotes from the history of pop culture, revealing why music makes us feel so good — or why the wrong music makes us feel so bad.
Dr Harry Witchel, who researches music, pleasure and the brain, will explore, in a way never previously done, the human relationship with music and how music makes us who we are and answer such questions as:
• Why do we listen to music?
• Why does music make sex better?
• Why do some people love Beethoven and others rap music?
• Why do people listen to sad music?
• Does listening to Mozart make you smarter or just happier?
• Can music cure? And more…
Tickets are £10 standard, £7 concessions and £5 Ri Members
Please note tickets purchased on the door will incur a £2 booking fee.
Make a night of it! Come for a cocktail or something delicious, modern and British to eat in the bar. ‘Time & Space' at the Ri has the perfect atmosphere for a night out.
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