EXPLORING THE MUSICAL BRAIN | The SYNAPTIC CONCERTS are outreach events that aim to disseminate science through music.
SYNAPTIC CONCERT OF THE ANIMALS – The musical brain during the pandemic
Music is an essentially social activity and people usually have a lot of fun making music together. During the pandemic of the COVID-19, due to official recommendations of social distancing, musicians were prevented from doing what they like best: performing live with other musicians. In this version of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals we talk about science and make an ode to the joy of making music together, even when “together” means being in our own cages, like animals in a zoo… [CLICK IN THE IMAGE BELOW AND ENJOY THE CONCERT!]
SYNAPTIC CONCERTS I & II – The musical brain in action
In these concert-lectures, performed by pianists Elza Gushikem and Patricia Vanzella, we explored what happens to our brains while listening to and making music. During the concerts, Professor João R. Sato used functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to record and show the brain activity of musicians making music. In the 2nd Synaptic Concert, we also used an Eye-Tracker to show the conductor’s gaze while conducting the orchestra.
SYNAPTIC CONCERT II
In partnership with the Santo André Symphony Orchestra (OSSA), conducted by Maestro Abel Rocha
September 23, 2017 – 8 pm
Teatro Municipal de Santo André
Program: C. Saint-Saëns (Carnaval des Animaux) and L. van Beethoven (7th. Symphony)
SYNAPTIC CONCERT I
November 12, 2015 – 5 pm
Auditório 001, UFABC – Campus São Bernardo
Program: works for two pianos by W.A. Mozart, S. Rachmaninoff, J. Brahms, B. Bartók, J. Cage, G. Gershwin and E. Nazareth.