Musical Language

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We examine the line between language and music, how the brain processes sound, and we meet a composer who uses computers to capture the musical DNA of dead composers in order to create new work. We also re-imagine the disastrous 1913 debut of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” through the lens of modern neurology.

Listen or learn more about this week's episode of Radiolab. (KCRW originally aired this program on September 12, 2010.)

Banner image: Learning to play piano (Victor Bezrukov/flickr/CC-BY-2.0)