TITLE: Music and the Brain: Halt or I'll Play Vivaldi
SPEAKER: Jacqueline Helfgott, Norman Middleton
EVENT DATE: 03/13/2009
RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes
Jacqueline Helfgott and Norman Middleton examine the use of classical music by law enforcement and other cultural institutions as social control, to quell and prevent crime. Their conversation touches on how classical music is viewed in contemporary culture, how it can be a tool for discouraging criminal activity and anti-social behavior, as well as its history as a mind-altering experience.
Speaker Biography: Jacqueline Helfgott, Seattle University, is the author of "Criminal Behavior: Theories, Typologies, and Criminal Justice" (2008).
Speaker Biography: Norman Middleton is the senior producer of the "Concerts from the Library of Congress" series, sponsored by the Library's Music Division.
SERIES: Music and the Brain