In this BBC Radio 4 series, Professor Robert Winston looks at music with a scientist’s eye in a series which seeks to fully understand our relationship with the power of sound.
In Episode 1 of the series, Professor Winston explores the origins of music. Are we really the descendants of singing cavemen?
In Episode 2, Professor Winston explores the logic, engineering and physics underlying the musical sounds we hear. Why do some notes sound good together? And are we really simply seeking patterns when we listen to music?
In Episode 3, Robert Winston explores music and the mind. What’s happening in our heads when we listen to music?
In Episode 4, Robert Winston explores the science of music performance. What’s happening when we perform music? And does it change our brains?