Sound Waves and Brain Waves: Learning to Appreciate (Musical) Diversity
Join multiple Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón for an intimate online performance combined with conversation with scientists from Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute, where Zenón is currently jazz artist-in-residence. In this series we explore the intersections between jazz music and science, from how we experience sound and rhythm, to musical memories and the creative process.
Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation,he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz.
Adel Ardalan is a postdoctoral research scientist at Qian Lab, Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University. He is a computer scientist by training and his current research interests are at the intersection of computational neuroscience, mathematical modeling for movement analysis, and neurodevelopmental disorders. He has studied Tambour with Maestro Ali Akbar Moradi and played Kurdish and Iranian strings and drums for the past two decades. His dream job is to study the neuroscientific underpinnings of music perception for a living!