This Sounds Like Science: Music And Human Evolution

City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australia

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Human Evolution

Performance Dates & Times

Wednesday 3 October, 2018
12:30 pm
City Recital Hall

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Have you ever pondered the inextricable link between science and music? City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australia invite you to explore music on a different level in our free lunchtime series This Sounds Like Science.

Leading Australian researchers lend their expertise to topics including the role of music in breakthrough scientific studies on mental health, memory and even its effectiveness in the operating theatre.

This Sounds Like Science is co-curated with Inspiring Australia, the national strategy for community engagement with the sciences.

Music And Human Evolution

When did the first humans begin to make music? What kind of music did they play? Join anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Darren Curnoe to explore the role music played in the lives of our Palaeolithic ancestors as well as more recent hunters and gatherers. Learn about how making music is unique to the human species and how our brains may have been hardwired by evolution for music and other complex forms of aural communication.

Darren Curnoe is an anthropologist and evolutionary biologist with a fascination for understanding our Palaeolithic past and the ways in which evolution has shaped our uniquely human appearance and behaviour. He has spent almost two decades investigating our ancient Stone Age past working in Africa and East Asia and focussing on human physical, cultural and environmental evidence.


Duration: approximately 1 hour, no interval 
Feel free to BYO lunch

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Performance Dates & Times

Wednesday 3 October, 2018
12:30 pm
City Recital Hall

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