“Feel the Music”: Emotion in the Singing Voice | North Beach
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“Feel the Music” Music & Science Expo | North Beach
Most of us have experienced joy, sadness, or fear while listening to a live musical performance or the score to a film. What can science tell us about how music and sound affect our brain and induce feelings?
“Feel the Music” is a two-day forum on music and the science of how it produces emotion, happening at swissnex San Francisco.
Over the course of two days, swissnex San Francisco and the NCCR Affective Sciences research center at the University of Geneva bring together renowned psychologists, neuropsychologists, engineers, literary theorists, artists, musicologists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and historians from around the world to discuss the latest research on music and emotion.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Emotion in the Singing Voice | “Feel the Music” Music & Science Expo | North Beach
In Session 1 of “Feel the Music,” a forum on music and emotions, learn how opera singers use various techniques to express emotion, and experience a live demonstration of these strategies.
Speakers compare the similarities and differences between the speaking and singing voice with regard to feelings and address the general challenges and opportunities of studying music and emotion.
“Feel the Music” Session 1 Program
- 8:30 am: Registration and coffee
- 9 am: Introductory remarks
Klaus Scherer, Director, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, and Christian Simm, Director, swissnex San Francisco
- 9:15 am: Emotion and Music: A Basic Affective Science Perspective
Robert Levenson, professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
- 9:45 am: Heavenly Voices – The Expression of Emotion in Operatic Singing
Klaus Scherer, Director, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva
- 10:45 am: What is Operatic Emotion?
James Davies, Assistant Professor of Music, University of California, Berkeley
- 11:15 am: A Singer’s Perspective
Indre Viskontas, opera singer; professor, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; co-host of the science podcast Point of Inquiry, and Adam Flowers, tenor, San Francisco Opera Chorus
- 11:45 am: Panel discussion and audience Q&A with moderator Klaus Scherer
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