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Thursday, September 12 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Music and the Voice: Brain Mechanisms of Vocal Mastery and Creativity

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What can the brain of an artist tell us about the nature of creativity? Join renowned neuroscientist Dr. Charles Limb in a conversation with acclaimed bass Solomon Howard, Freestyle Love Supreme's Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan, and Grammy Award-winning bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spaulding on the fascinating new science of musical creativity. Dr. Limb will present the results of fMRI scans relating to musicality, improvisation, and brain function.

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Charles Limb, M.D.

Dr. Charles Limb is the Francis A. Sooy Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at UC San Francisco. He is also the Director of the Douglas Grant Cochlear Implant Center at UCSF and holds a joint... Read More →
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Soloman Howard

Soloman Howard’s voice is described as “sonorous” by The New York Times, “superhuman” by The Denver Post, and “a triumph” by The Guardian.His 2018-19 season features performances at the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Santa Fe Opera, and Washington... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Studio K