The Musical Brain conference combines the worlds of music and medical science in a weekend of illustrated talks, discussions and performances. Includes Stephen Johnson, Barry Cooper, Sacconi Quartet, Ian Brown, Stephan Loges and Anna Tilbrook. The conference includes concerts given by Ian Brown (piano), Stephan Loges (bass-baritone), Anna Tilbrook (piano) and the Sacconi 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.
Stephen Johnson - Writer, Music Journalist and Broadcaster, regular presenter of BBC Radio 3's "Discovering Music".
Ian Ritchie - Director of the City of London Festival.
John Suchet - Television and radio presenter, host of Classic FM's flagship morning show, and author of six books on Beethoven.
Age Smilde - Professor, and Dr. Edoardo Saccenti - Research Fellow, of the Department of Biosystems Data Analysis, Amsterdam University. They present their recent groundbreaking study on how Beethoven's deafness affected his quartet writing.
Dr. Paul Whittaker OBE - Founder and Artistic Director of Music and the Deaf.
Robert Fulford - Researcher into interactive performance for musicians with hearing impairments at the Centre for Music Performance Research, Royal Northern College of Music.
Nigel Osborne - Composer, Reid Professor of Music and Co-director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, University of Edinburgh. He is a pioneer in the field of music and healing.
Lloyd Coleman - Composer, prize-winner for three consecutive years in the BBC Young Composers' Competition. He shares Beethoven's hearing problems.
Barry Cooper - World authority on Beethoven, composer, writer and Professor of Music at the University of Manchester.
Richard Stokes - Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music, authority on German, French and Spanish song, translator and writer.
Michael Trimble - Emeritus Professor of Behavioural Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, lecturer and writer on neuroanatomical concepts, including the cerebral basis of artistic experience.
For full list of events see the individual Saturday and Sunday event pages.
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