The Sound of Music and Its Impact on our Lives

Close your eyes. Now imagine chimes blowing in the wind, an ice cream truck making a stop in the neighborhood or an ambulance rushing down the highway. Chances are before you pictured these scenarios, you heard them. Some of you may have even felt our associated reactions with that sound – calm with the chimes, joy for a treat or anxiety from an accident. Sound is directly related to our emotions and music – a combination of sounds –  can transform an ordinary day into an extraordinary experience. But the effects of music spread further still: right up from our genetic code, through our thoughts and bodies and out into how we relate in groups. Join three musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to learn about the impact sound has on our lives and how they successfully change language and emotion into music.

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