The Musical Brain conference combines the worlds of music and medical science in a weekend of illustrated talks, discussions and performances and includes Stephen Johnson, John Suchet, the film 'Lost and Sound' and the Sacconi Quartet.
The first day of the conference includes concerts given by the Saconni Quartet who illustrate the sessions and join in the discussions.
The conference will be both Signed and have Speech to Text. Certificates of hours of attendance for CPD or portfolio purposes can be provided on request.
Saturday 27 October schedule -
Introduction - Stephen Johnson
Beethoven's Life and Deafness - John Suchet
Discussion with Stephen Johnson followed by Q&A
Beethoven's Deafness, his String Quartets and his Three Styles - Prof. Age Smilde and Dr Edoardo Saccenti, of Biosystems Data Analysis at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, with the Sacconi Quartet
Discussion with the Sacconi Quartet and Stephen Johnson and questions
Lost and Sound - A moving creative documentary, made by partially deaf filmmaker, Lindsey Dryden. It weaves its way through the startling world of sound and silence featuring a dancer deaf since birth, a young pianist who lost her hearing as a baby, and a music critic facing sudden partial hearing loss. Featuring Dr David Eagleman, Philip Ball, Prof. Nigel Osborne, Dr Katie Overy, Prof. David Huron, Dr Robert Zatorre
Lunch (not provided)
Music and Deafness - Introduced by Prof. Michael Trimble
Music and its Impact on the Deaf - Dr Paul Whittaker OBE, Artistic Director of Music and the Deaf
The Role of Art in coping with sensory impairment - Robert Fulford, Effects of Hearing Impairment on Music Making
Joined by Prof. Nigel Osborne, composer, co-director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, University of Edinburgh and Lloyd Coleman, composer
Discussion and questions with Michael Trimble, Paul Whittaker, Robert Fulford, Nigel Osborne and Lloyd Coleman
Panel Discussion - The Need to Compose -
Introduced by Nigel Osborne, with Stephen Johnson, Barry Cooper and Lloyd Coleman
Concert by Sacconi Quartet
Introduction by Ian Ritchie and Stephen Johnson
Beethoven - String Quartet in C minor, Op.18 No.4
Lloyd Coleman - String Quartet (2009)
Beethoven - String Quartet in A minor, Op.132Performers