Galicia: Songs of Love

In Chapter Eight of The Spanish Patriot, Louisa translates some lines from a troubadour song as it is being played. It’s a small note in the scene, but comes from a Continue ReadingGalicia: Songs of Love

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Corunna: Musical notes

Part of choosing to write a story set in Spain was my love for the work of classical Spanish guitarists (Andres Segovia, Paco Peña, and many more). Turns out that Continue ReadingCorunna: Musical notes

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Music as a healer

We’ve come a long way in incorporating evidence-based methods into music therapy, and we’ve only just begun, said Concetta M. Tomaino, of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in Continue ReadingMusic as a healer

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Music as a bit player?

A few in the audience for Steven Brown’s lecture “From Mode to Emotion in Musical Communication” here in Washington, D.C., last night weren’t quite ready to receive the conclusions he Continue ReadingMusic as a bit player?

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Tuesday in New York

update: see video from the event at TheScientist.com (you may have to register) Next Tuesday, March 3, neuroscientists including Dan Levitin (“This is Your Brain on Music) and Joseph LeDoux Continue ReadingTuesday in New York

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