This event is organized by the Center for Collaborative and International Arts at Georgia State University as part of the Improvising Brain Concert & Symposium.
Admission is free and open to the public, but you must reserve seats using the Eventbrite website.
There are as yet no social activities scheduled in association with this meetup.
The Improvising Brain Concert at Georgia State
How are music and decision making involved in improvisation relate to brain processes. Are note choices during improvisation and word choices during speech controlled by similar decision making processes? Is it the sound or the motor movements that drive the choices? How do the environment and the underlying musical structure affect these decisions?
The Improvising Brain Concert, featuring jazz violinist Christian Howes accompanied by Georgia State University jazz faculty members, will explore cognitive and interactive processes in improvisation. During the second half of the concert, a panel will be asking performers to comment on musical choices while listening to and looking at notation from a just completed performance. This interview section, conducted by Robert Zatorre, Martin Norgaard, and others, will follow a regular performance set and intermission.
This concert is part of the Improvising Brain Concert & Symposium event that will bring together faculty researchers, graduate students, and musicians to explore music, improvisation, and related brain processes.