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Inspired by Oliver Sacks' Musicophilia, this multidisciplinary work expolres "musicophilia," the 'love for music', which is unique to the human species and is to be found in all cultures. In his bestseller, Sacks portrays people who lose or even gain their musicality after a neurological disease. He deals with problems of acoustic perceptions such as earworms, Tinnitus, hallucinations, amusia or phenomena of short unexpected recovery from certain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and amnesia through the power of music. Also treated are other phenomena of the brains of musicians like absolute pitch and the synaesthetic correlation between musical and visual perception.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 10min (0 intermissions)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:La MaMa E.T.C. First Floor Theater, Off-Broadway