Medizinische Universität Wien  Österreichische Gesellschaft für Allergologie und Immunologie

SOUNDS AND SCIENCE

MUSIC AND MEDICINE

The idea of combining music and medicine into the “Sounds & Science” – scientific concert series started in 2008, when the Austrian violinist Rainer Honeck played Bach’s Chaconne in d-minor directly before a keynote lecture, held by Nobel laureate Peter Doherty, at the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology’s yearly meeting in Vienna. The experience at that lecture was remarkable, truly a special moment. “Sounds & Science” was then taken a step further by bringing several concepts together: Anton Neumayr’s medical histories of composers, John Brockman’s idea of a “Third Culture” (very broadly speaking: combining humanities and science), and finally, our perception that science deserves a “Red Carpet” to walk on, in front of an audience. Attendees of the “Sounds & Science” series have also described that music opens the mind, and enables a better understanding of concepts in life and thereby science in general. On a typical concert/lecture, we start with a chamber music piece, continue with the pathobiography of the composer, go back to the music, and then introduce our main speaker, whose talk should be genuinely understandable to a broad, not necessarily scientifically trained audience. In the second half, we usually try to present a musical climax. One prerequisite that “Sounds & Science” stands for, is the outstanding quality of the principal musicians, and of the main speakers. Our previous concerts/lectures have so far covered several aspects of medicine like “Music & Cancer” (Debussy, Brahms, Schumann), “Music and Heart” (Bruckner, Mahler, Wagner), and “Music and Diabetes” (Bach, Ysaÿe, Puccini). For many individuals who have combined music and medicine or music and science inside of their own lives and biographies, the experience of a cross-connection between sounds and science is quite familiar. But there is also this “fun” aspect of sharing and participating, and at the “Sounds & Science” events, we usually try to ensure that the event location can easily be turned into a meeting place.

 

Impressions

30 November 2019, 6:30pm / University of British Columbia

Program Sounds

30 November 2019, 6:30pm / University of British Columbia

Science

JOSEF PENNINGER GENETICS
ALLISON EDDY PEDIATRICS
ROGER WONG MEDICINE / GERIATRICS
POUL SORENSEN PATHOLOGY
TROY GRENNAN INFECTIOLOGIST

Program SCIENCE

30 November 2019, 6:30pm / University of British Columbia

COMPOSERS

AND THEIR PATHOBIOGRAPHIES

JOHANNES BRAHMS
JOHANN STRAUSS
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
FRANZ SCHUBERT

Program of the 8th Sounds and Science Concert, entitled "Music and Life Sciences"


Günter Seifert, Rémy Ballot, Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, Manfred Hecking
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to the Opera "La Clemenza di Tito"


Josef Penninger
"Sounds and Science from Vienna meets Vancouver at the University of British Columbia" – Introduction on behalf of the organizers


Günter Seifert, Rémy Ballot, Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, Manfred Hecking
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento D-Major (KV136) – Allegro


Allison Eddy
"The Mystery of Mozart and Medicine"


Günter Seifert, Rémy Ballot, Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, Manfred Hecking
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio from Lodronische Nachtmusik


Manfred Hecking
"From Mozart to Schubert"


Günter Seifert, Rémy Ballot, Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, Manfred Hecking
Franz Schubert: Overture in C-minor


Troy Grennan
Syphilis: History’s Great Pretender


Günter Seifert, Rémy Ballot, Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, Manfred Hecking
Franz Schubert: Walzer and German Dances


Josef Penninger
"Life Sciences Today"


Günter Seifert, Rémy Ballot, Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, Manfred Hecking
Johann Strauss (Son): Waltz "Draussen in Sievering" - Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5


Poul Sorensen
Brahms and Beyond – The Future of Cancer Research


Günter Seifert, Rémy Ballot, Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, Manfred Hecking
Johann Strauss (Father): "Tivoli Rutsch"


Roger Wong
From Strauss to the Meaning of Healthy Aging.


Günter Seifert, Rémy Ballot, Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, Manfred Hecking
Joseph Lanner: Die Werber


Günter Seifert, Rémy Ballot, Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, Manfred Hecking
Johann Strauss: "Chineser Galopp", Franz Schubert: "Waltz", Josef Strauss: "Aus der Ferne"


Dermot Kelleher
Closing Remarks

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