This concert / workshop is a unique interactive experience that includes solo piano music along with a multi-media informational presentation and demonstrations of select biomedical music techniques. These techniques can be utilized for neurological challenges such as stroke, autism, and Parkinson's disease.
Pianist and MTGIC Executive Director Martha Summa-Chadwick performs and presents at this event. The first half of the presentation will include music of composers who had neural afflictions (Beethoven - deafness, Schumann - bi-polar disorder, and Messiaen - synesthesia) and will demonstrate how biomedical music techniques can be utilized to help those with sensorimotor, speech, or cognition challenges.
A performance of dance music of Tjeknavorian and Piazzolla will follow intermission. This music is full of rhythm and movement, encouraging the listener to tap their toes or sway to the rhythm. Media clips will be interspersed throughout the performance to show the effectiveness of music and rhythm when specifically directed in a therapeutic environment.