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

14-16 JUNE 2021, Marvão - Portugal

Program Sounds

14-16 JUNE 2021, Marvão - Portugal

Science

REINHARD FÄSSLER* MOLECULAR MEDICINE
WOLF-DIETER BAUMGARTNER HEARING / EAR, NOSE, THROAT
NORI JACOBY AUDITORY PERCEPTION
DANNY CHAN* STEM CELL BIOLOGY AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

 

*Reinhard Fässler and Dany Chan are among the organizers of a scientific meeting (not related with music and medicine), taking place at Marvão International Academy for Music, Arts and Science from June 14-16.

Program SCIENCE

14-16 JUNE 2021, Marvão - Portugal

COMPOSERS

AND THEIR PATHOBIOGRAPHIES

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
QUEEN
JOHANNES BRAHMS
FRANZ SCHUBERT
FAZIL SAY
ROBERT SCHUMANN

Program of the 9th Sounds and Science Concert "Music Perception I"

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 19:30


Christoph Poppen, Adrien La Marca, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Manfred Hecking, Silke Avenhaus
Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A-Major, Op. 114, D 667 ‘Die Forelle’, First Movement, Allegro vivace


Danny Chan, Manfred Hecking
"Schubert in Music and Medicine"


Juliane Banse, Silke Avenhaus
Gabriel Fauré: 3 Songs


Christoph Poppen, Manfred Hecking
"Sounds and Science in Marvão on the subject of Music Perception" – Start of a project


Christoph Poppen, Horácio Ferreira, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Silke Avenhaus
Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, The two last movements: Fouillis d’arcs-en-ciel, pour l’ange qui annonce la fin du temps, Louange à l’immortalité de Jésus


Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner
Music Perception: “About Hearing”


Adrien La Marca, Horácio Ferreira, Silke Avenhaus
Robert Schumann: "Märchenerzählungen" Op. 132


Danny Chan, Manfred Hecking
Schumann’s Life Medically Misunderstood


Juliane Banse, Christoph Poppen, Horácio Ferreira, Adrien La Marca, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Manfred Hecking, Silke Avenhaus
Queen: "Love of My Life"

Program of the 10th Sounds and Science Concert "Music Perception II"

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 19:30


Horácio Ferreira, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Silke Avenhaus
Ludwig van Beethoven: “Gassenhauer” Trio Op. 11, Third Movement, Allegretto


Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner
"Beethoven in the outpatient clinic"


Juliane Banse, Silke Avenhaus
Franz Schubert: 3 Songs


Christoph Poppen, Manfred Hecking
"Sounds and Science and Music Perception in Marvão" – Project Overview


Silke Avenhaus
Fazil Say: Black Earth


Nori Jacoby
Music Perception: “About Cognition”


Christoph Poppen, Adrien La Marca, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Manfred Hecking, Silke Avenhaus
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in g-minor, Op. 25, Fourth Movement, Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto


Reinhard Fässler, Manfred Hecking
From Brahms to Cell Adhesion


Juliane Banse, Christoph Poppen, Horácio Ferreira, Adrien La Marca, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Manfred Hecking, Silke Avenhaus
Vincenzo Bellini: "Canzone"

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14-16 JUNE 2021 19:30
Marvão - Portugal

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