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To Be Musical

To Be Musical (Eleanor Roosevelt College, UCSD). Don't miss this fascinating series examining exactly what it is that makes music, musical. Professors of music, literature and psychology decode the mysteries of music and its effect on our brains, our emotions and our lives. Presented by Eleanor Roosevelt College, UCSD.

Why Music with David Borgo. Is it possible to define music? What is its utility? What needs does it serve? Does it have survival value? Is it biologically necessary? Are humans inherently musical? Using audio & video examples from around the globe and drawing on historical, psychological, neurological & cultural research on music making, saxophonist and educator David Borgo explores why we make music, ultimately arguing that music is a universal human phenomenon but not a universal language.

Why Music with David Borgo


Go to the Series Home or watch other lectures:

1. On the Bridge: The Beginnings of Contemporary Percussion Music with Steven Schick
2. Why Music with David Borgo
3. Craft and Tools in Late Beethoven with Aleck Karis
4. How the West Rejected "Nice" Music a Century Ago with Steven Cassedy
5. Utterance, Ritual, Expression: Why Singing Makes Us Human with Susan Narucki
6. Musical Illusions, Perfect Pitch and Other Curiosities with Diana Deutsch