2017 Events

Music Makes Waves: the collision between music, art and science


Wednesday, 15 March 2017


09:30 – 16:00


European Research Institute, Digital Humanities Hub (Ground Floor) (G3 on map)


Free, booking recommended.

What makes music a social science and a tool for therapy? How and why does it touch the human spirit, both individually and collectively? How do science and technology influence the way we engage with music and with each other? The Music Makes Waves symposium will examine the role that music plays in our everyday lives, looking at its social and neurological impacts and how it contributes to wider culture.

Join trailblazing speakers from the worlds of music, art and science, including: James & Balandino from Integra Lab, a research group based at Birmingham Conservatoire who transform creativity by empowering people to explore sound and music; and Dr Renee Timmers, Sheffield University, whose research projects include music perception and the emotional experiences of music, to discover how music affects us and helps us make sense of the world around us.

 See the Music Makes Waves Eventbrite page for more details on speakers, full programme schedule & to register.

Qawwali Shrine has been supported through the National Lottery using public funding from Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts). The project is produced by Harmeet Chagger-Khan (Surfing Light Beams) and partners include Sampad South Asian Arts and University of Birmingham’s School of Psychology and BEAST.