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  • PG
  • 2010
  • 56 min
  • 8.0  (25)

Music is a 2010 documentary film that focuses on the intersection between music and neuroscience. Directed by Susan Froemke, it features interviews with musicians, scientists, and philosophers, exploring how music affects the brain and how the brain processes music. The film begins with Trey Anastasio, lead guitarist and lead vocalist of the band Phish, discussing his personal connection to music, both as a musician and as a listener. Anastasio describes his experiences with improvisation and how he creates and processes music in his own mind.

Throughout the film, various experts weigh in on the neuroscience of music, explaining how music affects different parts of the brain - from the amygdala, responsible for processing emotions, to the cerebral cortex, responsible for analyzing and interpreting sensory information.

Laurie Anderson, a musician and performance artist, speaks about how music can be used to express complex emotions and ideas. She shares personal stories about her experience with music, including how she was inspired to write a song about her dog, who had recently passed away.

Fiona Apple, a singer-songwriter, discusses the creative process behind writing and performing music. She talks about the importance of vulnerability and honesty in her work, and how she draws upon personal experiences to create meaningful songs.

The film also features performances by Anastasio, Anderson, and Apple, as well as other musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin. These performances highlight the emotional and creative power of music, as well as its ability to connect people and evoke powerful emotional responses.

One of the key themes of the film is the idea that music is a uniquely human experience, one that is deeply rooted in our biology and our shared cultural history. The film explores how music has evolved throughout human history, from the earliest forms of communication and expression to the complex musical genres and styles of the present day.

Overall, Music is a fascinating and illuminating exploration of the science and art of music. Through interviews with experts and performances by some of the world's most talented musicians, the film offers insights into the ways in which music shapes our brains and our culture, and how it can be used as a powerful tool for expression, connection, and healing.

Music is a 2010 documentary with a runtime of 56 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

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Music is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Music for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    56 min
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    8.0  (25)