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Toronto Ravel

September 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Just for the Love of it!

Tickets: $20 Cash Only at the Door

Toronto Ravel led by John Herberman
plus “Adventures in Listening” and our NEW feature
“Instrument of the month” (Please submit your idea to info@torontoravel.com)

Tuesday September 12, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
10:00 – 11:00 – Continental Breakfast, “Adventures in Listening”
11:00 – 12:00 – Score Study (“THE MATRIX” 2M5 cont’d.)

12:00 – 1:00 – Special Guest: Vivek Sharma, former Research Ass’t. to Dan Levitin
Absolute Pitch = Language!? How we process and understand pitch.

NOT TO BE MISSED! ABSOLUTE PITCH has been the subject of much speculation, mystery and debate. Is it teachable? Is it innate? Does it even exist? Our guest is at the forefront of brain research into this phenomenon, and has worked alongside brain scientist and author Daniel Levitin to uncover the mechanisms in the brain that, for certain people, allow them to equate a note name with a specific pitch, in much the same way that the written word “red” evokes a specific mental image of a colour. In fact, it is in the LINGUISTIC centre of the brain that this pitch information is processed! That means that those with absolute pitch may actually hear and experience music differently than those without it.
Vivek Sharma will share the latest research with us with his infectious enthusiasm for this subject. Vivek Sharma; Vivek Sharma is a PhD Candidate in Music and Health Sciences working at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto. He has worked with Daniel Levitin, Claude Alain, Michael Thaut and Lee Bartel, specializing in the effects of musical experience on neural activity during the categorization of sounds.

We are grateful for the participation of our partners;

Toronto Ravel is affiliated with the Academy of Scoring Arts. The mission of the ASA is to advance the creative and technical
process of scoring visual media by bringing together composers, filmmakers, audio engineers, and musicians to share
knowledge through the production of educational programs and community events. We encourage you to sign up for the ASA
mailing list; http://eepurl.com/qbtEn.


September 12, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Hugh’s Room Live
2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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