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Presented by Kathleen M. Howard, a faculty member in Berklee's Music Therapy Department, this will be an evening of clinical tales and original music featuring guest artists Hannah Christianson, Ali Rapetti, and Heather Smist.
The best-selling book Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks used science (specifically neurology) to look at art, and art to optimally reveal the workings of the brain. This evening of music and clinical tales will reveal the power of music to heal and transform our lives, and it is dedicated to Sacks's life and work. His writings have inspired generations of neuroscientists to better understand the brain through the study of music perception and production, and he has inspired music therapists to better understand the efficacy of their work through the lens of science. With great respect and gratitude, we honor Sacks.