How can certain songs carry us through a tough workout, comfort us after a breakup, or unite 50,000 diverse fans? In this fascinating field guide, neuroscientist and opera singer Indre Viskontas investigates what music is and how it can change us for the better—from deep in our neurons to across our entire society. Whether hip-hop fans, classically trained pianists, or vinyl collectors, readers will think about their favorite songs in a whole new way by the end of this book. Thisis a vibrant and smart gift for any audiophile.
About the author
Indre Viskontas, PhD, is the creative director of the Pasadena Opera, host of the podcastsCadence andInquiring Minds, and a professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She lives San Francisco.