For the very first time a live audience will witness how music helps heal certain medical conditions. On Tuesday, May 3, the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto will host Sounds of Science: Music, Technology, Medicine from 4:45 pm to 7:00 pm at the University’s MacMillan Theatre.
The performance will showcase the science behind the music with the latest discoveries in music medicine, technology, therapy, and clinical applications.
Audiences will discover the musculoskeletal structure of a violinist as she performs, the vocal cords of an opera singer as she sings, and the healing power of music.
Professor Lee Bartel will show how musical vibrations can help return damaged brains to normal function.
“Our research shows that the rhythmic part of music stimulates the brain in ways that contribute to powerful healing results,” explains Bartel. “Through music we have seen improvements in Alzheimer’s and in Fibromyalgia where patients have decreased pain in as early as three weeks.”
Sounds of Science: Music, Technology, Medicine happens live Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the University of Toronto’s MacMillan Theatre (80 Queens Park). Times are 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm (opening demonstrations in lobby); 5:30 pm – 7 pm (show). Tickets are free and the public can register online soon enough, keep your eye on this page.