Music And The Mind

March 25, 2015

University of California Television (UCTV)


In this edition of “Grey Matters,” Aniruddh Patel, of the Neurosciences Institute, discusses what music can teach us about the brain, and what brain science, in turn, can reveal about music. Series: “Grey Matters” [4/2006] [Science] [Show ID: 11189]

Santa Fe Institute·126 videos

Dmitri Tymoczko
August 27, 2009

Elementary concepts of music theory can be translated into the language of contemporary geometry. Musical chords live in interesting geometrical spaces called “orbifolds” spaces that contain unusual twists and strange “singularities” analogous to the black holes of General Relativity. Tymoczko provides an accessible, multimedia introduction to this new way of thinking about music, in which the audience can both listen to and watch pieces of music as they move along cones, Mobius strips, and other geometric objects. He will conclude by explaining how Chopin’s famously mysterious E minor prelude traces an intriguing path along a necklace of four-dimensional cubes.

MoryaFederation·274 videos

The Vibrational Architecture of Living Together in Harmony.
A talk given at the 27th Annual Conference of the Seven Ray Institute and the University of the Seven Rays.
— “I want to demonstrate to the world the architecture of a new and beautiful social commonwealth. The secret of my harmony? I alone know it. Each instrument in counterpoint, and as many contrapuntal parts as there are instruments. It is the enlightened self-discipline of the various parts, each voluntarily imposing on itself the limits of its individual freedom for the wellbeing of the community. That is my message. Not the autocracy of a single stubborn melody on the one hand, nor the anarchy of the unchecked noise on the other. No, a delicate balance between the two – an enlightened freedom. The science of my art. The harmony of the stars in the heavens. The yearning for brotherhood in the hearts of men. This is the secret of my music.”
~ JS Bach

Harold Grandstaff Moses, Honorary PhDE in Musical Cosmology from the University of the Seven Rays, Director of the Institute of Harmonic Science in Phoenix, Arizona. Harold is a composer, orchestrator, violist, educator, choral director, musical cosmologist, and vibrational theorist. As an experienced guide into the world of sound, music and healing, Harold uses descriptive metaphors and new science examples to reveal the majesty and mystery of vibration, resonance and harmony.

drCrazzzy·5 videos

The Music Instinct: Science & Song explores ground-breaking science revealing the power of music and its connection with the body, the brain and the world of nature. The film deals with research, showing music can heal as well as its potential for education.

Israel netto camargo·9 videos


Michael Smetanin’s tour-de-force for 7 bass clarinets and 2 contrabass clarinets. And, hands down, my favorite piece for the bass clarinet — it changed my life. This piece, quite simply, is what made me write for the bass clarinet the way I have for the past 20 years. Listen to this, and then listen to my piece “Spasm” from 1993 (…) and you’ll see what I mean.

Hats off to Matt Rosen for asking me to do this as his Kickstarter reward, and also to Scot Humes for lending me his music.

Oh and if you want the tape part to this, you can find it on my site ( in the downloads section. It’s free.

ArtfulLearning·108 videos

SongWorks – Mini-Documentary

November 18, 2013

Songwriters Association of Canada·16 videos

Songworks is a professional songwriting camp hosted by the Songwriters Association of Canada to bring some of Canada’s best talent together for intensive co-writing sessions that are hosted in major cities across the country. The sessions offer writers the opportunity to collaborate on artist driven projects, often ending with tracks that are ready to be pitched. This program encourages writers to develop long-term relationships with other songwriters and performing artists.

If you have not heard about Songworks before, it’s because up until now it has been by invitation only, however, the S.A.C. is pleased to announce that members now have an opportunity to join this program by submitting an application online through the S.A.C. Song Request program. A selection committee will determine which applicants will proceed to the final round of selection supervised by our program co-ordinator.

Participation in this Open Chair will be limited to songwriters in regional communities across Canada (much the same as the current program operates). This Open Chair will offer all aspiring Canadian songwriters a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with professional writers at a well-established songwriting camp.

Since its inception, this program has developed a library of professional recordings, many of which have already found placements. Here are some examples of these successes:

Cuts from Songworks workshops have resulted in the following placements:

“These Are The Good Times” written by Aileen de la Cruz, Mike James and Troy Samson featured on Da Kink in My Hair. It was also used in the made for TV film “Double Wedding” (Vancouver SW)

“You’re The Piano” written by Jessica Beach, Dave Pickell and Joe Cruz recorded by S.H.E. and released on HIM / Avex Taiwan (Vancouver SW)

“Alone Again Eventually” written by Stu Kirkwood, Jinting Zhao and Stephanie Bosch released on Stephanie’s “Stupid Charlie” EP (Edmonton SW)

“If This Is Love I Hate It” written by Sherry St. Germain, Dave Pickell and Davor Vulama released on Sherry’s album “Turn On The Lights” (Vancouver SW)

“So There” written by Ryan Dahle, Ron Irving and Mike James released on Ron Irving’s solo EP (Vancouver SW)

“No Love Tonight” by David Rancourt, David Audet and Lea Longo to be released on Take The Night’s CD on EMI Music Canada (Montreal SW

“Love Is Gone” by Julie Crochietiere, Karen Kosowski and Vincent Degiorgio, released on Julie C’s “Steady Ground” CD (Indie Soul/Fontana North) (Toronto SW 08)

“If This is Love I Hate It” written by Sherry St Germain, Dave Pickell and Davor Vulama is now the theme song for the TV show “The Mistress”

Musical Theories·4 videos

Why is ‘Classical’ music not Popular (even when it is very popular, with a small p)? What are ‘serious’ composers serious about?

VanderbiltUniversity·1,505 videos

Musicians Institute·393 videos

Robbie Gennet discusses chord structure at his songwriting clinic for the Keyboard Technology Program at Musicians Institute.

Fred Sturm·18 videos

Illustration of the recomposition process in the transformation of the jazz/popular standard “All of Me” into Fred Sturm’s large jazz ensemble work “Take It All.” Hear complete audio recording without voiceover and sample other Sturm compositions and arrangements online at

Ryan Milton·17 videos

This is a discussion on Bach’s method of musical composition. Classical music isn’t just another style, or “period” of music. What is shown in this video (full video found: ), is that Bach learned a method based on the scientific discoveries of Johannes Kepler (found:, and… Introduction-).

Just to be provocative, compare what you hear in this preliminary discussion to the “philosophers” of modern composition, like Theodore Adorno, who wrote in “The Philosophy of Modern Music”, “What radical music perceives is the untransfigured suffering of man…. The seismographic registration of traumatic shock becomes, at the same time, the technical structural law of music. It forbids continuity and development. Musical language is polarized according to its extreme; towards gestures of shock resembling bodily convulsions on the one hand, and on the other towards a crystalline standstill of a human being whom anxiety causes to freeze in her tracks…. Modern music sees absolute oblivion as its goal. It is the surviving message of despair from the shipwrecked.”
“It is not that schizophrenia is directly expressed therein; but the music imprints upon itself an attitude similar to that of the mentally ill. The individual brings about his own disintegration…. He imagines the fulfillment of the promise through magic, but nonetheless within the realm of immediate actuality…. Its concern is to dominate schizophrenic traits through the aesthetic consciousness. In so doing, it would hope to vindicate insanity as true health.”

What is meant by “radical music”? The composers like Arnold Schoenberg, Bertolt Brecht, George Gershwin, Atonalism, movie music, etc, etc.

More from this science team at:

Giarola77·173 videos

1960 broadcast of Mahler Chapter on the famous TV series conduct By Bernstein.
It is at least funny for nowadays patterns to listen Bernstein talking about Mahler, as a composer not so famous like Beethoven or Ravel in 1960.

stgregoryschool·85 videos

St. Gregory’s Music Department offers several different opportunities for students to enhance their academic pursuits as both a pastime and a career. For our advanced music students we offer AP Music Theory and Advanced Music Theory Composition classes.

symphony·227 videos The world’s first collaborative online orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall on April 15, 2009. Selected by the YouTube community and several members of the world’s most renowned orchestras, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra is made up of over 96 professional and amateur musicians from 30+ countries and territories on six continents and represents 26 different instruments.

07:15 Johannes Brahms – Allegro giocoso from Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op. 98
17:15 Lou Harrison – Music from Canticle No. 3
27:45 Antonín Dvořák – Music from Serenade in D minor, Op. 44
32:45 Giovanni Gabrieli – Canzon Septimi toni No. 2
38:15 Johann Sebastian Bach – Sarabande from Suite No. 1 in G major, for Cello Solo, VWV 1007 (performed by Joshua Roman)
43:30 Heitor Villa-Lobos – Bachianas brasileiras No. 9
54:00 Richard Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkuere

TED ·1,472 videos The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra contains the best high school musicians from Venezuela’s life-changing music program, El Sistema. Led here by Gustavo Dudamel, they play Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, 2nd movement, and Arturo Márquez’ Danzón No. 2.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on, at

cagin·21 videos


ArtistsHouseMusic·2,306 videos

In this clip from – Brian McSweeney, a singer and songwriter and former singer for the band Matthew, talks about his career in the music industry and where he believes the industry to be going.