• Artist: Kyla Brettle
  • Title: Music on the Mind - is music a universal laguage? MP3
  • Album: All in the Mind
  • Year: 2007
  • Length: 29:28 minutes (26.98 MB)
  • Format: Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
  • Stats: , , 15 plays
Speaking of Music - Is Music a Universal Language?

Audio: Speaking of Music - Is Music a Universal Language?

One person's spoken language might sound incomprehensible to another - but when it comes to music do we beat to a common evolutionary drum? Could music be the universal language - linking minds across cultures and ancestral time? And, which came first - music or language? Don your headphones and climb aboard for an acoustic adventure. Does music lie at the heart...and brain...of what it means to be human?

Professor Aniruddah D.Patel, Dr Laura-Lee Balkwill, Professor Catherine Falk, Kyla Brettle

Produced by Kyla Brettle
Executive Producer Natasha Mitchell
Technical assistance by Carey Dell and final audio mix By Garry Havrillay.

Excerpts of John Wynne's Hearing Voices were used in the program with the artist's permission.

A warm thank-you to John Wynne, Allan Thomas, Helena Kelada

Commissioned by Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio National, All in the Mind

© 2007 ABC Radio National

Image © Rzymu | Dreamstime.com (Royalty Free CC licence)


  • ABC Radio National, All in the Mind, May 2007
  • ABC Radio National, Into the Music, Oct 2007


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