Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 from Noon to 10pm, Monthly Music Hackathon NYC presents the Music With A Purpose Hackathon. Talks, workshops, and several hours dedicated to working on projects together, all focused on understanding music’s role and power in our lives, and how we can use music to improve the lives of others. The day will start with talks giving three perspectives on the theme of Music With A Purpose:
Music for Social Change
Maria Damus: Songs of the Black Lives Matter movement
Martin Urbach: Youth using music in social justice activism
Music & Medicine
Joanne Loewy, director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai and Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine
Our body is a symphony of sounds – a phenomenal machine with neurologic, respiratory, gastro, and cardiac functions integrating in tandem as fueled by our thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and motivation. Music medicine, and music therapy clinical practice and research has provided fascinating clues and cues that have enlightened our capacity to use music – from disease to wellness, from the womb to hospice. I will present some of music therapy’s most significant findings and show you ways we can use music to enhance health and incentive.
The Functions of Music in Everyday Life
Cognitive neuroscientist Amy Belfi: Music makes us feel – whether giving us chills down our spine or moving us to tears, the ability of music to evoke strong emotions is intuitively apparent. One of the most powerful and meaningful responses we have to music occurs when a song transports us back to a moment from our lives. In my research, I examine such positive effects of music, including its ability to evoke emotions and memories, in healthy adults and in individuals with brain damage. Through this work I aim to understand why music is such a powerful way to evoke some of our strongest emotional responses.
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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Noon to 10:00 PM
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