Music And Memory

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20150927

Live from the Reading Room at Wellcome Collection, music psychologist and 'We are the Music' author Victoria Williamson is joined by soloists of the Aurora Orchestra for a concert and talk showing how music and memory are linked in extraordinary ways, from before birth to the dementia of old age. Melody, emotion, expectation and meaning are explored through the chamber music of Beethoven, Franck, Stravinsky and Brahms.

20150927

Live from the Reading Room at Wellcome Collection, music psychologist and 'We are the Music' author Victoria Williamson is joined by soloists of the Aurora Orchestra for a concert and talk showing how music and memory are linked in extraordinary ways, from before birth to the dementia of old age. Melody, emotion, expectation and meaning are explored through the chamber music of Beethoven, Franck, Stravinsky and Brahms.

"slow Radio: Music, Life And Dementia"20171015

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias and their carers as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

David Papp, producer

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias and their carers as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

David Papp, producer

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Animal Memory20171015
Animal Memory20171015

"Sound recordist Chris Watson muses on memory and sounds from the natural world.

Chris Watson has spent much of his life recording sounds of the natural world. Here he takes you on a walk along his beloved Northumbrian Coast and muses upon some of the extraordinary feats of memory he has encountered amongst the animals and landscapes he has explored over the years.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring music's unique capacity to be remembered.

"

Animal Memory20171015

"Sound recordist Chris Watson muses on memory and sounds from the natural world.

Chris Watson has spent much of his life recording sounds of the natural world. Here he takes you on a walk along his beloved Northumbrian Coast and muses upon some of the extraordinary feats of memory he has encountered amongst the animals and landscapes he has explored over the years.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring music's unique capacity to be remembered.

"

Animal Memory20171015

Sound recordist Chris Watson muses on memory and sounds from the natural world.

Chris Watson has spent much of his life recording sounds of the natural world. Here he takes you on a walk along his beloved Northumbrian Coast and muses upon some of the extraordinary feats of memory he has encountered amongst the animals and landscapes he has explored over the years.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Animal Memory20171015

Sound recordist Chris Watson muses on memory and sounds from the natural world.

Chris Watson has spent much of his life recording sounds of the natural world. Here he takes you on a walk along his beloved Northumbrian Coast and muses upon some of the extraordinary feats of memory he has encountered amongst the animals and landscapes he has explored over the years.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Animal Memory20171015

Sound recordist Chris Watson muses on memory and sounds from the natural world.

Chris Watson has spent much of his life recording sounds of the natural world. Here he takes you on a walk along his beloved Northumbrian Coast and muses upon some of the extraordinary feats of memory he has encountered amongst the animals and landscapes he has explored over the years.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Animal Memory20171015

Sound recordist Chris Watson muses on memory and sounds from the natural world.

Chris Watson has spent much of his life recording sounds of the natural world. Here he takes you on a walk along his beloved Northumbrian Coast and muses upon some of the extraordinary feats of memory he has encountered amongst the animals and landscapes he has explored over the years.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Animal Memory20171015

Sound recordist Chris Watson muses on memory and sounds from the natural world.

Chris Watson has spent much of his life recording sounds of the natural world. Here he takes you on a walk along his beloved Northumbrian Coast and muses upon some of the extraordinary feats of memory he has encountered amongst the animals and landscapes he has explored over the years.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Beyond Memory: Music In The Moment20171014
Beyond Memory: Music in the Moment20171014

"Sarah Walker explores how music enhances the lives of those who live with dementia.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.
@BBCRadio3 #whymusic
email: whymusic@bbc.co.uk

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

"

Beyond Memory: Music In The Moment20171014

"Sarah Walker explores how music enhances the lives of those who live with dementia.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.
@BBCRadio3 #whymusic
email: whymusic@bbc.co.uk

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts. One in six people over the age of 80 in the UK suffer from some form of dementia.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

"

Beyond Memory: Music in the Moment20171014

Sarah Walker explores how music enhances the lives of those who live with dementia.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.
@BBCRadio3 #whymusic
email: whymusic@bbc.co.uk

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Beyond Memory: Music in the Moment20171014

Sarah Walker explores how music enhances the lives of those who live with dementia.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.
@BBCRadio3 #whymusic
email: whymusic@bbc.co.uk

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Beyond Memory: Music In The Moment20171014

Sarah Walker explores how music enhances the lives of those who live with dementia.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.
@BBCRadio3 #whymusic
email: whymusic@bbc.co.uk

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts. One in six people over the age of 80 in the UK suffer from some form of dementia.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Beyond Memory: Music In The Moment20171014

Sarah Walker explores how music enhances the lives of those who live with dementia.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.
@BBCRadio3 #whymusic
email: whymusic@bbc.co.uk

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Sarah Walker explores how music enhances the lives of those who live with dementia.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.
@BBCRadio3 #whymusic
email: whymusic@bbc.co.uk

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts. One in six people over the age of 80 in the UK suffer from some form of dementia.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Beyond Memory: Music In The Moment20171014

Sarah Walker explores how music enhances the lives of those who live with dementia.

Sarah Walker asks researchers, scientists and musicians how and why musical memory survives, and how active and passive musical experience can enhance the lives of those who live with a dementia. The results of the latest research on the subject are revealed by Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts. One in six people over the age of 80 in the UK suffer from some form of dementia.

Including live musical performance, location recordings, and the chance for the audience and listeners to ask questions.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Cerys Matthews And Tom Service Simulcast20171015
Cerys Matthews and Tom Service simulcast20171015

"Radio 3's Tom Service and 6 Music's Cerys Matthews join forces for a special simulcast.

Radio 3's Tom Service and 6Music's Cerys Matthews join forces for a special live show on both BBC Radio stations. Together, Tom and Cerys invite audience and listeners to join them in the 'plink' test where recognising a song from its first half second not only demonstrates the robustness of musical memory but also can show your age.

Their guest is the singer and composer Hannah Peel, who, when her Gran was diagnosed with dementia, harnessed the power of music to help her - her album "Awake but Always Dreaming" is an exploration of dementia and celebration of their relationship. She talks about her music and performs live.

Plus, in the last of her features on the extraordinary objects on display at Wellcome Collection, Georgia Mann discovers the impact of dementia on creativity as she looks at a moving series of pictures made by someone living with dementia.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

"

Cerys Matthews and Tom Service simulcast20171015

Radio 3's Tom Service and 6 Music's Cerys Matthews join forces for a special simulcast.

Radio 3's Tom Service and 6Music's Cerys Matthews join forces for a special live show on both BBC Radio stations. Together, Tom and Cerys invite audience and listeners to join them in the 'plink' test where recognising a song from its first half second not only demonstrates the robustness of musical memory but also can show your age.

Their guest is the singer and composer Hannah Peel, who, when her Gran was diagnosed with dementia, harnessed the power of music to help her - her album "Awake but Always Dreaming" is an exploration of dementia and celebration of their relationship. She talks about her music and performs live.

Plus, in the last of her features on the extraordinary objects on display at Wellcome Collection, Georgia Mann discovers the impact of dementia on creativity as she looks at a moving series of pictures made by someone living with dementia.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Cerys Matthews and Tom Service simulcast20171015

Radio 3's Tom Service and 6 Music's Cerys Matthews join forces for a special simulcast.

Radio 3's Tom Service and 6Music's Cerys Matthews join forces for a special live show on both BBC Radio stations. Together, Tom and Cerys invite audience and listeners to join them in the 'plink' test where recognising a song from its first half second not only demonstrates the robustness of musical memory but also can show your age.

Their guest is the singer and composer Hannah Peel, who, when her Gran was diagnosed with dementia, harnessed the power of music to help her - her album "Awake but Always Dreaming" is an exploration of dementia and celebration of their relationship. She talks about her music and performs live.

Plus, in the last of her features on the extraordinary objects on display at Wellcome Collection, Georgia Mann discovers the impact of dementia on creativity as she looks at a moving series of pictures made by someone living with dementia.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Cerys Matthews And Tom Service Simulcast20171015

Radio 3's Tom Service and 6 Music's Cerys Matthews join forces for a special simulcast.

Radio 3's Tom Service and 6Music's Cerys Matthews join forces for a special live show on both BBC Radio stations. Together, Tom and Cerys invite audience and listeners to join them in the 'plink' test where recognising a song from its first half second not only demonstrates the robustness of musical memory but also can show your age.

Their guest is the singer and composer Hannah Peel, who, when her Gran was diagnosed with dementia, harnessed the power of music to help her - her album "Awake but Always Dreaming" is an exploration of dementia and celebration of their relationship. She talks about her music and performs live.

Plus, in the last of her features on the extraordinary objects on display at Wellcome Collection, Georgia Mann discovers the impact of dementia on creativity as she looks at a moving series of pictures made by someone living with dementia.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Cerys Matthews And Tom Service Simulcast20171015

Radio 3's Tom Service and 6 Music's Cerys Matthews join forces for a special simulcast.

Radio 3's Tom Service and 6Music's Cerys Matthews join forces for a special live show on both BBC Radio stations. Together, Tom and Cerys invite audience and listeners to join them in the 'plink' test where recognising a song from its first half second not only demonstrates the robustness of musical memory but also can show your age.

Their guest is the singer and composer Hannah Peel, who, when her Gran was diagnosed with dementia, harnessed the power of music to help her - her album "Awake but Always Dreaming" is an exploration of dementia and celebration of their relationship. She talks about her music and performs live.

Plus, in the last of her features on the extraordinary objects on display at Wellcome Collection, Georgia Mann discovers the impact of dementia on creativity as she looks at a moving series of pictures made by someone living with dementia.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

In Search Of Proust's Music20171014
In search of Proust's Music20171014

"Music and readings from Marcel Proust's life and novel of memory, In Search of Lost Time.

A live concert inspired by the vital musical thread running through Marcel Proust's life and his great novel of memory, 'In Search of Lost Time'. Simon Russell Beale reads from the novel, letters, poetry and other of Proust's writings, and music including Beethoven, Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn and Saint-Saëns, is performed by soprano Ailish Tynan, violinist Jack Liebeck, and pianists Iain Burnside and Katya Apekisheva. Matthew Sweet explores Proust's music in conversation with Jennifer Rushworth.

Hahn: Nocturne
Debussy: Fêtes galantes
Beethoven: Adagio espressivo (Violin Sonata in G major, Op.96)
Hahn: À Chloris; La Barcheta; L'heure exquise
Schumann: Mondnacht (Liederkreis, Op.39 No.5)
Massenet: Pensée d'automne
Fauré: Nocturne No 1 in E flat minor, Op 33 No 1
Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75

Ailish Tynan (soprano) and Iain Burnside (piano)
Jack Liebeck (violin) and Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

"

In search of Proust's Music20171014

Music and readings from Marcel Proust's life and novel of memory, In Search of Lost Time.

A live concert inspired by the vital musical thread running through Marcel Proust's life and his great novel of memory, 'In Search of Lost Time'. Simon Russell Beale reads from the novel, letters, poetry and other of Proust's writings, and music including Beethoven, Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn and Saint-Saëns, is performed by soprano Ailish Tynan, violinist Jack Liebeck, and pianists Iain Burnside and Katya Apekisheva. Matthew Sweet explores Proust's music in conversation with Jennifer Rushworth.

Hahn: Nocturne
Debussy: Fêtes galantes
Beethoven: Adagio espressivo (Violin Sonata in G major, Op.96)
Hahn: À Chloris; La Barcheta; L'heure exquise
Schumann: Mondnacht (Liederkreis, Op.39 No.5)
Massenet: Pensée d'automne
Fauré: Nocturne No 1 in E flat minor, Op 33 No 1
Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75

Ailish Tynan (soprano) and Iain Burnside (piano)
Jack Liebeck (violin) and Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

In search of Proust's Music20171014

Music and readings from Marcel Proust's life and novel of memory, In Search of Lost Time.

A live concert inspired by the vital musical thread running through Marcel Proust's life and his great novel of memory, 'In Search of Lost Time'. Simon Russell Beale reads from the novel, letters, poetry and other of Proust's writings, and music including Beethoven, Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn and Saint-Saëns, is performed by soprano Ailish Tynan, violinist Jack Liebeck, and pianists Iain Burnside and Katya Apekisheva. Matthew Sweet explores Proust's music in conversation with Jennifer Rushworth.

Hahn: Nocturne
Debussy: Fêtes galantes
Beethoven: Adagio espressivo (Violin Sonata in G major, Op.96)
Hahn: À Chloris; La Barcheta; L'heure exquise
Schumann: Mondnacht (Liederkreis, Op.39 No.5)
Massenet: Pensée d'automne
Fauré: Nocturne No 1 in E flat minor, Op 33 No 1
Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75

Ailish Tynan (soprano) and Iain Burnside (piano)
Jack Liebeck (violin) and Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

In Search Of Proust's Music20171014

Music and readings from Marcel Proust's life and novel of memory, In Search of Lost Time.

A live concert inspired by the vital musical thread running through Marcel Proust's life and his great novel of memory, 'In Search of Lost Time'. Simon Russell Beale reads from the novel, letters, poetry and other of Proust's writings, and music including Beethoven, Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn and Saint-Saëns, is performed by soprano Ailish Tynan, violinist Jack Liebeck, and pianists Iain Burnside and Katya Apekisheva. Matthew Sweet explores Proust's music in conversation with Jennifer Rushworth.

Hahn: Nocturne
Debussy: Fêtes galantes
Beethoven: Adagio espressivo (Violin Sonata in G major, Op.96)
Hahn: À Chloris; La Barcheta; L'heure exquise
Schumann: Mondnacht (Liederkreis, Op.39 No.5)
Massenet: Pensée d'automne
Fauré: Nocturne No 1 in E flat minor, Op 33 No 1
Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75

Ailish Tynan (soprano) and Iain Burnside (piano)
Jack Liebeck (violin) and Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

In Search Of Proust's Music20171014

Music and readings from Marcel Proust's life and novel of memory, In Search of Lost Time.

A live concert inspired by the vital musical thread running through Marcel Proust's life and his great novel of memory, 'In Search of Lost Time'. Simon Russell Beale reads from the novel, letters, poetry and other of Proust's writings, and music including Beethoven, Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn and Saint-Saëns, is performed by soprano Ailish Tynan, violinist Jack Liebeck, and pianists Iain Burnside and Katya Apekisheva. Matthew Sweet explores Proust's music in conversation with Jennifer Rushworth.

Hahn: Nocturne
Debussy: Fêtes galantes
Beethoven: Adagio espressivo (Violin Sonata in G major, Op.96)
Hahn: À Chloris; La Barcheta; L'heure exquise
Schumann: Mondnacht (Liederkreis, Op.39 No.5)
Massenet: Pensée d'automne
Fauré: Nocturne No 1 in E flat minor, Op 33 No 1
Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75

Ailish Tynan (soprano) and Iain Burnside (piano)
Jack Liebeck (violin) and Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Memory Varied: Igor Levit Plays Beethoven20171014
Memory Varied: Igor Levit plays Beethoven20171014

"Beethoven's Diabelli Variations discussed and played by acclaimed pianist Igor Levit.

At once humorous and dramatic, playful and profound, Beethoven's monumental 'Diabelli Variations' shows one of the all-time great composers at the top of his game, as he subjects a very ordinary, four-square theme to a series of extraordinary transformations.

Before performing the whole work, internationally acclaimed pianist Igor Levit demonstrates the demands Beethoven makes on both the listener's and performer's memory. Do we need to remember the original theme during the near-hour duration of the piece? How does a performer memorise so much complicated music? Is memory the essence of the 'Diabelli Variations'?

Presented in conversation with Sarah Walker, live from Wellcome Collection as Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Beethoven: 33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120
Igor Levit (piano).

"

Memory Varied: Igor Levit plays Beethoven20171014

Beethoven's Diabelli Variations discussed and played by acclaimed pianist Igor Levit.

At once humorous and dramatic, playful and profound, Beethoven's monumental 'Diabelli Variations' shows one of the all-time great composers at the top of his game, as he subjects a very ordinary, four-square theme to a series of extraordinary transformations.

Before performing the whole work, internationally acclaimed pianist Igor Levit demonstrates the demands Beethoven makes on both the listener's and performer's memory. Do we need to remember the original theme during the near-hour duration of the piece? How does a performer memorise so much complicated music? Is memory the essence of the 'Diabelli Variations'?

Presented in conversation with Sarah Walker, live from Wellcome Collection as Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Beethoven: 33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120
Igor Levit (piano).

Memory Varied: Igor Levit plays Beethoven20171014

Beethoven's Diabelli Variations discussed and played by acclaimed pianist Igor Levit.

At once humorous and dramatic, playful and profound, Beethoven's monumental 'Diabelli Variations' shows one of the all-time great composers at the top of his game, as he subjects a very ordinary, four-square theme to a series of extraordinary transformations.

Before performing the whole work, internationally acclaimed pianist Igor Levit demonstrates the demands Beethoven makes on both the listener's and performer's memory. Do we need to remember the original theme during the near-hour duration of the piece? How does a performer memorise so much complicated music? Is memory the essence of the 'Diabelli Variations'?

Presented in conversation with Sarah Walker, live from Wellcome Collection as Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Beethoven: 33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120
Igor Levit (piano).

Memory Varied: Igor Levit Plays Beethoven20171014

Beethoven's Diabelli Variations discussed and played by acclaimed pianist Igor Levit.

At once humorous and dramatic, playful and profound, Beethoven's monumental 'Diabelli Variations' shows one of the all-time great composers at the top of his game, as he subjects a very ordinary, four-square theme to a series of extraordinary transformations.

Before performing the whole work, internationally acclaimed pianist Igor Levit demonstrates the demands Beethoven makes on both the listener's and performer's memory. Do we need to remember the original theme during the near-hour duration of the piece? How does a performer memorise so much complicated music? Is memory the essence of the 'Diabelli Variations'?

Presented in conversation with Sarah Walker, live from Wellcome Collection as Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Beethoven: 33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120
Igor Levit (piano).

Memory Varied: Igor Levit Plays Beethoven20171014

Beethoven's Diabelli Variations discussed and played by acclaimed pianist Igor Levit.

At once humorous and dramatic, playful and profound, Beethoven's monumental 'Diabelli Variations' shows one of the all-time great composers at the top of his game, as he subjects a very ordinary, four-square theme to a series of extraordinary transformations.

Before performing the whole work, internationally acclaimed pianist Igor Levit demonstrates the demands Beethoven makes on both the listener's and performer's memory. Do we need to remember the original theme during the near-hour duration of the piece? How does a performer memorise so much complicated music? Is memory the essence of the 'Diabelli Variations'?

Presented in conversation with Sarah Walker, live from Wellcome Collection as Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Beethoven: 33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120
Igor Levit (piano).

Seven Ages Of Memory20171013
Seven Ages of Memory20171013

"Philip Ball explores how our memories are essential to our music, from formation to loss.

What are we without our memories? Philip Ball talks to neuroscientists about when we first become our musical selves through our memories and asks if it is inevitable that we lose them with age and infirmity. He explores the idea that our abilities to recall music reveal particular aspects of the workings of the human brain.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

"

Seven Ages of Memory20171013

Philip Ball explores how our memories are essential to our music, from formation to loss.

What are we without our memories? Philip Ball talks to neuroscientists about when we first become our musical selves through our memories and asks if it is inevitable that we lose them with age and infirmity. He explores the idea that our abilities to recall music reveal particular aspects of the workings of the human brain.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Seven Ages of Memory20171013

Philip Ball explores how our memories are essential to our music, from formation to loss.

What are we without our memories? Philip Ball talks to neuroscientists about when we first become our musical selves through our memories and asks if it is inevitable that we lose them with age and infirmity. He explores the idea that our abilities to recall music reveal particular aspects of the workings of the human brain.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Seven Ages Of Memory20171013

Philip Ball explores how our memories are essential to our music, from formation to loss.

What are we without our memories? Philip Ball talks to neuroscientists about when we first become our musical selves through our memories and asks if it is inevitable that we lose them with age and infirmity. He explores the idea that our abilities to recall music reveal particular aspects of the workings of the human brain.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Seven Ages Of Memory20171013

Philip Ball explores how our memories are essential to our music, from formation to loss.

What are we without our memories? Philip Ball talks to neuroscientists about when we first become our musical selves through our memories and asks if it is inevitable that we lose them with age and infirmity. He explores the idea that our abilities to recall music reveal particular aspects of the workings of the human brain.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Slow Radio: Music, Life And Dementia20171015
Slow Radio: Music, Life and Dementia20171015

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias and their carers as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

David Papp, producer

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Slow Radio: Music, Life and Dementia20171015

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias and their carers as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

David Papp, producer

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Slow Radio: Music, Life And Dementia20171015

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias and their carers as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

David Papp, producer

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Slow Radio: Music, Life And Dementia20171015

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias and their carers as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

David Papp, producer

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias and their carers as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

David Papp, producer

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Slow Radio: Music, Life And Dementia20171015

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias.

Music binds together the voices of people living with dementias as they talk candidly and movingly about their everyday lives and comment on the world around them in a continuous 6 hour unpresented sequence of words and music.

Voices originally recorded by Created Out of Mind (an interdisciplinary team at Wellcome set up to challenge and shape perceptions and understandings of dementias through science and the creative arts) as part of series of podcasts, Talking Life.

Why Music? Round-up20171015
Why Music? Round-Up20171015

"Tom Service and Sarah Walker discuss their 'Why Music?' highlights and discoveries.

Tom Service and Sarah Walker look back over the weekend and discuss their personal highlights and discoveries with the help of resident experts Catherine Loveday and Philip Ball.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

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Why Music? Round-Up20171015

Tom Service and Sarah Walker discuss their 'Why Music?' highlights and discoveries.

Tom Service and Sarah Walker look back over the weekend and discuss their personal highlights and discoveries with the help of resident experts Catherine Loveday and Philip Ball.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Why Music? Round-Up20171015

Tom Service and Sarah Walker discuss their 'Why Music?' highlights and discoveries.

Tom Service and Sarah Walker look back over the weekend and discuss their personal highlights and discoveries with the help of resident experts Catherine Loveday and Philip Ball.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Why Music? Round-up20171015

Tom Service and Sarah Walker discuss their 'Why Music?' highlights and discoveries.

Tom Service and Sarah Walker look back over the weekend and discuss their personal highlights and discoveries with the help of resident experts Catherine Loveday and Philip Ball.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Why Music? Round-up20171015

Tom Service and Sarah Walker discuss their 'Why Music?' highlights and discoveries.

Tom Service and Sarah Walker look back over the weekend and discuss their personal highlights and discoveries with the help of resident experts Catherine Loveday and Philip Ball.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.