Seductive, inspiring, moving us to tears...universal and rooted in some part of us older than language...The Power Of Music series takes us on a journey through the spiritual, cultural, psychological and healing force that music plays in ourselves and our world.
Chapter 1 - Sound and Vision:The Art of Music in Movies - Sept 22-24, 2013 - 7pmThis multi-day event will demonstrate the dramatic role music plays in cinema. Richard Chew, the Academy Award-winning editor of Star Wars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Risky Business and other notable films, will show us how music shapes films and our reaction to them. He will be joined by Dr. Steven Ball, widely recognized theater organist who will demonstrate how music has been an essential part of film from the beginning of the art form...More
Chapter 2 - The Science of Music- Oct 6, 2013 - 7pmDo we make music or did music help make us? Music appears to be a very special key to open and help our minds, bodies and emotions. Eminent neuro-psychologist Aniruddh Patel will report in from the frontiers of knowledge to explain music’s effects on us. Hailed by Oliver Sacks and the journal Nature as one of the leading scholar in this area, Dr. Patel's discussion of the mind / music connection will fascinate you. Also during this multi‐faceted evening we will explore its healing power with music therapists Sister Mary Margaret Delaski and Peter Muskiewicz...More
Chapter 3-CrossingBoundaries: Seeing Worlds Through Music - Nov 17, 2013 - 7pmExplorers and world travelers find musical connections making the world smaller and our souls larger. Music means different things in different cultures but it is a powerful force everywhere, leading listeners into greater understanding of themselves and others. Musician and Producer Chris Eckman discusses how music was his compass from the rock world of Seattle to the deserts of Africa, finding commonality and contrasts along the way. He is joined by special musical guests, Grupo Aye, to help us hear new worlds...More
Chapter 4 - Voices of Faith:The Spirit in Music - Dec 8, 2013 - 7pmA soul-gripping demonstration of the diversity of musical expression in our region. A concert of music from multiple faith traditions leads us to new collaborations to explore the mystery and beauty of music in religious observance. Choirs representing a wide variety of West Michigan cultural and religious traditions will come together for a unique and moving experience...More