Re:sound #129: The Nerve Show

This hour: how and why we're wired for sound. A look at music and the brain.

2010 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: how and why we're wired for sound. A look at music and the brain.

The Nerve (episode 1): Music and the Brain
by Jowi Taylor, Chris Brookes, and Paolo Pietropaolo ( Inside the Music , CBC, 2009)
Consider music, if you will. Music! Beautiful, wonderful music, which can elevate your mood until you're dancing ecstatically or deplete it until you stop showering for a month; that entire flurry of sensation boils down to wave patterns and neuro-chemical events. Not exactly romantic perhaps, but endlessly fascinating. The Nerve, a six part series from the CBC, explores music and the brain, digging into exactly how and why we're wired for sound.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Delaney Hall.

produced by

Jowi Taylor

Jowi Taylor is a multiple-award-winning writer and broadcaster best known for his long-running CBC Radio program Global Village, the Peabody Award-winning radio series The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music, and its celebrated companion series, The Nerve: Music and the Human Experience.

Chris Brookes

Chris Brookes was an independent radio producer whose audio documentaries won many international awards including the Peabody Award and the Prix Italia.

Paolo Pietropaolo

Paolo Pietropaolo is a freelance producer, broadcaster and composer based in Vancouver, Canada.

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