Eve 2: Affective Sciences Emerging: Emotions in Music

Interactive art & science program on music and emotion – performance pieces

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


April 07, 2006 from 6:00 am to 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

Affective Sciences Emerging: the interdisciplinary study of emotion
Evening 2: Emotions in Music (part 4/4)

An “affective” revolution is currently taking place in many different disciplines. The exclusive emphasis placed on logical inference and rational choice to explain human action is replaced by the investigation of the manifold ways in which affect and emotion shape behavior and decision making.

The Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) for Affective Sciences and the Collegium Helveticum will meet with local U.S. institutions and companies at swissnex on April 6 & 7 2006 to debate this fascinating topic, present their research and discuss applications and implications with the industry.

Friday, April 7 2006: 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Emotions in Music: explorations in classical & jazz forms
Interactive Art & Science program on Emotion in Music, cocktail reception.

Classical and jazz muisicians dialogue on the emotional qualities of selected pieces, on the musicians’ affective interpretations, and on the inherent emotional qualities of their instruments.

Presented by Dr. Klaus Scherer with performance pieces by professional classical cellist Barbara Bogatin, pianist Jeanette Tietze, UCSF Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & jazz pianist Dr. Herb Peterson (Emeritus), and UC Berkeley Professor of Psychology and saxophone player Dr. Bob Levenson.


7:00 pm – Doors open, cocktail reception
8:00 pm – Discussion begins, including performances of the following pieces: The Prayer (Ernest Bloch) A movement from Suite in G Major for unaccompanied cello (J.S. Bach) You Don’t Know What Love Is (Don Raye) My Funny Valentine (Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart) Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard) Sweet Georgia Brown (Maceo Pinkard and Ken Casey)
10:00 pm – Doors close

This event is free: please register. To register for Day 1: Virtual Emotions in Human-Computer Interfaces, Day 2: Neural Architecture of Emotion, Emotional Disturbance & Pain, or Evening 1: Emotions in Theater Art please click here. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Photo: Myleen Hollero