Here’s Bobby McFerrin at the World Science Festival last June, demonstrating how deeply internalized and anticipatory (if not truly universal), the language of music can be during a panel called “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus“:
Via Whitney Moses, thanks!
Such a straightforward, playful, simple demonstration! Something about this reminds me of Leonard Bernstein’s approach to lectures on music for children, a series that can’t be recommended highly enough to music lovers of all ages.
Watch the full “Notes & Neurons” presentation –of several different performances interspersed with scientific lecture– after the jump.