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Science on Tap: The Neuroscience of Making and Listening to Music

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Via Productions’ next Science on Tap, “Every Brain Needs Music,” is about the neuroscience of making and listening to music. The presentation is 7 p.m. May 31 at Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., Portland. Tickets are $35. Learn more at scienceontaporwa.org/events/aladdin_may_31_everybrain/.

This Science on Tap is a multi-media lecture and concert to show how our brains and music work in harmony. They consider music in all the ways we encounter it―teaching, learning, practicing, listening, composing, improvising, and performing―showing how the brain functions and even changes in the process. Learn new perspectives on learning to play, teaching, how to practice and perform, the ways we react to music, and why the brain benefits from musical experiences.

The evening features presentations and performances by neuroscientist and musician Dr. Larry Sherman; Grammy Award-winning, Hopi-Nez Perce Native American flutist James Edmund Greeley; gospel, jazz and blues singer Marilyn Keller; singer, composer, pianist and recording artist Naomi LaViolette, and cello and bass quartet Porchello. The event is also a book release celebration for Every Brain Needs Music: The Neuroscience of Making and Listening to Music, written by Sherman and Dennis Plies.

Recorded live shows are available to Patreon members after the event. For more information, visit Science on Tap OR WA.


May 31
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Aladdin Theater
3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR United States
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503-234-9694 ext. 2
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