Rapper, artist and activist M.I.A. curates this year’s Meltdown Festival on London’s South Bank – 10 days of music, art and insight starting on Friday, 9 June – and Music Concierge is thrilled to be taking part.
Meltdown is one of the few events in the music-festival calendar that always feels authentically personal – a rare opportunity to discover the tastes, inspirations and opinions of an iconic music-maker and expose yourself to new sounds and ideas. So, when music-industry media hub CMU us to get involved with its Meltdown talks programme and discuss the psychological impact of music, we couldn’t have been happier.
Music Concierge founder Rob Wood joins University of Hertfordshire music psychologist Dr Dawn Rose for ‘The Power of Sound’ – an exploration of the science of sound and emotion, considering how music can influence human behaviour in a wide variety of ways and investigating how our responses to sound can be co-opted to spread distinct emotional, commercial or political messages.
The discussion kicks off at 1pm on Saturday 10 June in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, chaired by CMU MD Chris Cooke. It’s the first event in a free afternoon programme of talks also delving into the political impact of artists in the digital age and how big data and AI is changing the way we make and listen to music.
It’s set to be a fascinating festival. (And the music’s not bad either…)