The Science of Music

Friday 17 May 2013


In a new series for BBC Radio 4, RCM Chairman Professor Robert Winston seeks to fully understand our relationship with the power of sound.

Over the course of four episodes, Robert Winston will discuss topics ranging from music’s evolutionary origins to the physics behind what we hear. The programme also includes conversations with a variety of experts across science and music including RCM Director Colin Lawson and Professor of Performance Science Aaron Williamon.

The first episode explored music's orgins and development while the second episode discussed the physical and logical properties underlying music. Both these episodes are now available on BBC iPlayer.

The third episode in the series The Science of Music will be aired on Tuesday 28 May at 11.30am on Radio 4.

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