14 August – 15 November 2015
Lower Ground Floor, Puke Ariki Museum
it glides through the folds of our brain, music plays on our
heartstrings by resonating with our emotions. A mere vibration in the
air, a lightning-fast trip through the eardrum, and suddenly there’s a
smile on our face or a tear on our cheek.
This winter Puke Ariki is
delighted to bring Musik: From Sound to Emotion
to Taranaki direct from
Canada’s Montréal Science Centre. The exhibition draws on scientific
research to show the role the brain plays in the musical experience for
listeners, performers and composers.
It also strives to answer the
question: how does music create emotions? Guided by professional
musicians and scientists, experiment with different instruments,
rhythms, melodies and harmonies to compose your own musical masterpiece
to share with exhibition visitors or friends.
: Visitors to Musik will need to present photo ID or a mobile phone in exchange for an MP3 player to fully experience the exhibition. Your ID will be kept at the host desk and returned to you when you return the MP3 player.