Exhibitions - Whakakitenga
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musik: from sound to emotion

14 August – 15 November 2015

Lower Ground Floor, Puke Ariki Museum

As 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.

Please note: 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.

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Join us for the opening or get involved in a music workshop with a difference!

Education programme
Puke Ariki's Education Team has a great Musik  topic  - find out more!