Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Imagine - How Music Makes Us Feel

Ever wondered why the effects of music can be so powerful? In this week's edition of Imagine Alan Yentob explored how music can arouse certain emotions in human. He talked to a range of musicians and scientists including dubstep artist Mala and Emile Sand, who sung at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics.

The programme doesn't talk to any Asian artists or cover Desi music, but is still worth watching to learn about the different musical devices used by composers. One musicologist showed how Adele's use of a major key in Someone Like You portrays her as a strong yet vulnerable women with happy memories.

If you missed How Music Makes Us Feel you can watch it on the BBC iPlayer. There are also some extra web clips here.

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