Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – This Musical Interlude Brought To You By Me!

As they recovered, closely monitored by attending physicians, an alert onlooker may have noticed a subtle difference in each patients recovery room: the ambient noise. Some rooms were silent. In others, Giuseppe Verdis La Traviata played in the background. From yet other rooms emanated strains of the Berlin Philharmonics interpretation of Mozart, or The Best of Enya. A final set of rooms was filled with a steady sound frequency between a hundred and twenty thousand hertz. For six days, researchers observed the patients to see how the different types of background sound would affect their recovery. Would music, they wondered, play a positive role in the healing process? And if so, did it matter what particular kind of music? Their conclusions would be limited: the patients were a group of laboratory mice. Still, the Tokyo researchers had high hopes; how the mice responded could be a step toward improving the recovery process from difficult medical procedures. The idea that music can have therapeutic value is far from new: in ancient Egypt, chant therapies were seen as integral to the healing process, while in ancient Greece, both Aristotle and Plato embraced its beneficial properties, writing that it could help people become better human beings and overcome emotional difficulties during the process of catharsis. The first major movement in modern psychology, psychoanalysis, held that music could offer an effective means of sublimationexpressing inappropriate desires in socially appropriate waysand greater access to a patients unconscious. More recent approaches have included playing music in hospital wards and waiting areas to help improve patients mood and their physical well-being. And we listen to music constantly in everyday life: we flip on Pandora or Spotify to set the mood for drinks with friends, a romantic date, or a workout. Music can psych us up before an important meeting, or calm us down after a stressful conversation. It can even help us vent our anger or express our love, as anyone who has ever created a mix for a significant otherand then a break-up mix when things didnt quite work outcan tell you.

Bob Payne

He regularly contributes music to productions of The Actors Company Theater in New York. He teaches at The Manhattan School of Music in the Theory and Composition Departments and is the director of music at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church in Pleasantville, New York. Other highlights of the Music Institutes 201314 season include a triple bill of Quintet Attacca, Axiom Brass, and Music Institute President and CEO Mark George on piano March 1; pianist Inna Faliks May 3; and organist Nathan Laube May 17. Music Institute of Chicago The Music Institute of Chicago believes that music has the power to sustain and nourish the human spirit; therefore, its mission is to provide the foundation for lifelong engagement with music. Founded in 1931, the Music Institute has grown to become one of the three largest and most respected community music schools in the nation. Offering musical excellence built on the strength of its distinguished faculty, commitment to quality, and breadth of programs and services, the Music Institute is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Each year, the Music Institutes teachers and arts therapists reach thousands of students and clients of all ages and levels of experience. The Music Institute opened a new location this fall at Fourth Presbyterian Churchs Gratz Center in downtown Chicago. Other Music Institute locations include Evanston, Winnetka, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest, and Downers Grove. In addition, the Music Institute is proud of its longstanding partnership with the Chicago Public Schools through its Arts Link program. The Music Institute offers lessons and classes, creative arts therapy, and concerts through its Community School, Academy, Institute for Therapy through the Arts, and Nichols Concert Hall. The Music Institute of Chicago presents Peter Seidenberg Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students, available online or 847.905.1500 ext.

Quincy Jones Helps Dubai’s Music Scene Find a Groove

This is the time of the year when one can really enjoy all that Chattanooga has to offer in live music. Take Saturday and Sunday, for instance. This weekend at the Hamilton County Fair, you can see 24 live acts perform, including Grammy winners Russell Smith & The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Jimmy Tawater & The Scenic City Showcase, Dalton Roberts, Remembering January, and Amber Fults. Twenty-four acts, I said. The beautiful thing about the fair is that all 24 acts perform from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., so you can still go out and see your favorite band at night in one of Chattanoogas music venues. For more info on the Fair, just click http://www.hamiltontn.gov/fair/entertainment/default.aspx . Want to go out at night and have a big time, too? Well here are just a few places you can go and hear some great music. Pick a couple out and support local music and local music venues. JJS Bohemia Friday night, JJs has a great line-up with the Future Birds, Bohannons and Belle Adair.

Music Institute of Chicago Present Alumnus Cellist Peter Seidenberg

Jafar, and have signed an agreement with the Dubai government to bring Dubai Music Week to the emirate for five years, as well as two other festivals called Dubai Rocks and Dubai Classics, which will launch early next year. Siedah Garrett singing I Just Cant Stop Loving You at Dubai Music Week, hosted by Quincy Jones A project such as Dubai Music Week does have tremendous potential for social impact and has the potential to be profitable in the long term, says Mr. Jafar, who booked Will.i.am, Timbaland and Selena Gomez for the main concerts this year, but plans to book more niche, lesser well-known acts for Dubai Rocks and Dubai Classics. The move to offer bands or acts that have not necessarily shot to global stardom yet is a fairly new trend in Dubai, as expats and citizens have generally been viewed as having less sophisticated musical palates than other markets. Yes, many acts with blockbuster appeal have been booked in the past year Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Katy Perry and Alicia Keys but promoters are also signing smaller bands that have a more niche appeal, such as The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men, who are supporting The Killers at the Sandance festival. When it comes to acts that are less commercial in their pull, then festivals work better, explains Thomas Ovesen, chief operating officer at Done Events, the promoter that booked The Lumineers for a new festival it is organising in February called RedFest DXB, in conjunction with Virgin Radio Dubai. Mr. Ovesen hopes to sign up more smaller acts and sell 20,000 tickets at 250 U.A.E. dirhams ($68) to AED300 over two days to break even. He says Dubai is still paying a premium for artists due to its global glitzy image. Its not like 10 years ago, when we had to explain to artists, particularly from the U.S., that Dubai is far from Baghdad, says Mr. Ovesen.