The next episode of the ABC-TV show, Big Ideas has performances of Andrew Schultz’  One Sound and After Nina (played by the Australia Ensemble) and a discussion with Emery Schubert, Emma Ayres and Andrew Schultz about Music and Emotion.

The program can be viewed at any time the web address below.

Music and Emotion

What happens when you listen to music? What happens in your brain? And what makes music sad, poignant or joyful?

What are the cognitive and physiological processes in our brains? And how easy is it as a composer to shape and extract emotional responses to particular compositions?

In this conversation you’ll get to hear some terrific music and some interesting insights into composition and emotional response with Emma Ayres, from ABC’s Classic FM; Professor Andrew Schultz – composer and head of the school of Arts and the Media at UNSW and Associate Professor Emery Schubert, also from the same school – who has done extensive research in music psychology.

When you’ve heard Andrew Schultz’s composition ‘After Nina’ you’ll want to listen again to that extraordinary song ‘Strange Fruit’ sung by Nina Simone or to go back to the original version sung by Billie Holiday at her very best. The performances are by the Australia Ensemble based at UNSW

To view the full web version of the session.