Tag: Podcasts

RadioLab on Music and Language

RadioLab’s latest podcast is on the connections between music and language. It’s odd to hear the “all great composers had absolute pitch” myth repeated here. Anne Fernald’s “fundamental melodies” are similar to some of Schillinger’s thoughts on the origin of melody. “The brain abhors the new… Stravinsky realized it is the purpose of the artist to challenge the brain —… Read more →