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Sensing Memory

What happens to our brains when we listen to music? How do key, tone and melody combine to stir our feelings and evoke our memories? These were some of the questions posed at Plymouth University last weekend, during Sensing Memory, the eighth annual Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.On Saturday, full page news features in The Times and The Independent, each reported on different research projects showcased at the festival by the Plymouth University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research. Professor Eduardo Miranda’s Symphony of Minds Listening – the second movement of Beethoven’s 7th rearranged to reflect the brain activity of listeners - was also previewed in BBC Radio 4’s World at One, BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, BBC Radio 2’s Arts Show and by the Daily Mail online.Meanwhile Alexis Kirke’s Many Worlds - ‘the movie that watches you watch it’ - captured the imaginations of the technology and film worlds. Previews on BBC Click and Wired.co.uk encouraged both Al Jazeera and BBC World News to film the premiere in Plymouth, which was also mentioned on BBC Breakfast. “In every sense, a memorable weekend” reported Michel White for the Telegraph. We quite agree.

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