Monday, April 10, 2006

Wired conductors

From NPR last weekend, Keith Lockhart was wired for physiological measurements as he conducts the Boston Pops last weekend. 5 musicians will also be measured, and 50 members of the audience. Dan Levitin of McGill University is conducting (heh) this study, in hopes to find agreements with emotion theory. Lockhart is conducting the overture from the Marriage of Figaro and Robert Kapilow's settings of Dr. Seuss stories for soprano and boy soprano (Green Eggs and Ham) or soprano and girl soprano (Gertrude McFuzz) with the orchestra. The results should be interesting.

Boston Globe article here.

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