• Gresham Professorship

    I am excited and honoured to be appointed the 37th Gresham Professor of Music, and the rich opportunity to share music knowledge it affords. This is a post that has been running since 1597 – offering (thanks to the will of Thomas Gresham) free public lectures to all – and to inherit the professorship from […]

  • Why Music Moves Us

    The first of the 6-part Gresham College Lecture Series, delivered at LSO St. Luke’s, Sep 14 2023. Now on YouTube. Transcript. (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)

  • Musical Chills & Pains

    How is music able to convey and trigger such range and depth of emotion? Why does it elicit joy, sorrow, consolation and the chills? Employing research and theoretical models from neuroscience, psychology and musicology, we examine the extraordinary ways that primal and conditioned listening combine to such complex emotive effect. Examples from pop, jazz, rock, […]

  • Scientific American & Time-feel

    Great to be involved in this Scientific American podcast episode unpacking micro-timing expression (‘swing’, ‘time-feel’ etc) with the brilliant Nina Kraus, Theo Geisel and Charles Keil. Thanks to host Joe Polidoro. What That Jazz Beat Tells Us About Hearing And The Brain (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)

  • BBC World Serve -Unexpected Elements

    A discussion on sonification and the intersection of science and music on the Unexpected Elements science programme, broadcast July 6 2023 on BBC World Service and BBC Sounds. Available here as well as on all other platforms. (The Coolest Science section starts at around 29:25 minutes).  (Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)

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