posted Oct 19, 2021
Professor Mariusz Kozak has published his piece "What’s behind the magic of live music?" in The Conversation. In it, Dr. Kozak muses on the power of live performance, drawing on examples of people crying as they have returned to concerts over the past year. He connects these examples with a discussion on the emotionality of shared rhythmic experiences, referencing his book, Enacting Musical Time. Finally, he highlights a few examples of synchronicity in music from cultures around the world and points to how those acts of togetherness strengthen the bonds of the community. Click here if you'd like to read the article in full.