Emotional Archetypes: Music and Neurosciences

June 9, 2016, 10 a.m. 6 p.m.    |    Free entry. Limited seats available
Ircam - Salle Igor Stravinsky

Music holds a strange power over our emotions. Through a sentence or texture, a sound event erupts, an attack, a trembling, sometimes only a lonely sigh, and suddenly our entire psychology is turned upside down. "Coming face-to-face with music" is rarely a question of life or death, but our biological reactions can be similar to those during survival situations. This encounter compares and contrasts contributions from neuroscientists and composers, notably during shared listening sessions, on the question of musical archetypes, debating what the "musical survival kit" would contain, the essence of what makes an event (physiological) in music.

Organization: Jean-Julien Aucouturier (Perception and Sound Design team at IRCAM-STMS, ERC CREAM project)

Inaugurale conference

"Language, Music and the Brain" Professor Aniruddh Patel (Tufts University, Boston)