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This Is Your Brain on Music

Posted October 02, 2013

World Science Festival Panel 

Alec Baldwin, Joel and Ethan Coen, film composer Carter Burwell (who's done the music for many of the Coens' films), and neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel explored the uniquely powerful role of music in shaping the narrative flow and the emotional impact of film at a sold-out event that was part of last month's THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic. If you missed it, World Science Festival, which co-presented the event, just posted video of the whole discussion, plus insightful blogs on related topics. From Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey to the Coen Brothers’ Miller’s Crossing and True Grit, the program examines the creative process of scoring feature films and the neuro-scientific insights that reveal how such compositions profoundly shape the audience experience.