Why We Love Music - Concert/Lecture by Nolan Gasser
From Dr. Nolan Gasser, the musical mind behind Pandora Radio and the author of WHY YOU LIKE IT: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste comes a lively and music-filled discussion on why we all love music, what our musical taste says about us, and how empowering our musical taste can make us all healthier in mind, body, and spirit. The riveting, informative, and funny discussion is aesthetically enhanced with Dr. Gasser's world-class piano performances in the rock, jazz, Broadway, classical, and world music genres.
About Dr. Nolan Gasser
Nolan speaks regularly on a variety of topics—related to musical taste, the science and culture of music, music and technology, etc. Nolan’s book, Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste has been called “a work of staggering erudition and breadth… a gateway to music’s exalted state” by The Economist; and praised as “One of those rare books that both geeks and casual listeners can enjoy” by The Washington Post.
Nolan is also the subject of a documentary for the ESPN-FiveThirtyEight series, The Collectors, entitled “Breaking Music Down to Its Genes” (2015). The film highlights his work with Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital to pilot an “algorithm” to provide personalized musical therapy for cancer patients. Nolan’s TEDx talk, “Empowering Your Musical Taste” is available on YouTube. Dr. Gasser’s website.