Musical Language


Learning to play piano (Victor Bezrukov/flickr/CC-BY-2.0)

Radio Lab today on WSKG Radio 1 pm and 7pm. What is music? Why does it move us? How does the brain process sound, and why are some people better at it than others?

We re-imagine the disastrous debut of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 1913 through the lens of modern neurology, and we meet a composer who uses computers to capture the musical DNA of dead composers in order to create new work.


Hear more Radio Lab podcasts here.