The music instinct [videorecording] : science & song / a film by Elena Mannes ; a co-production of Thirteen for WNET.org and Mannes Productions, Inc. in association with ARTE/France, NDR, Australian Broadcasting Corporation with the participation of YLE ; written and directed by Elena Mannes ; producers, Elena Mannes, Margaret Smilow.
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Copyright date on credit frame: 2008; copyright date on disc label: 2009.
Bonus features: additional performances and interviews.
Executive producers, Elena Mannes, Margaret Smilow ; editor, Donna Marino ; director of photography, Dewald Aukema ; original music, Michael Bacon.
Audra McDonald, narrator ; Bobby McFerrin, Daniel Levitin, hosts.
The music instinct provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism is moved by the undeniable effect of music, and the deep connection between music and our bodies and brains. The program follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music's deep mysteries.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (enhanced for 16x9 TVs) presentation; stereo.
In English; closed-captioned.
Feeling the sound -- The brain plays music -- Our ancestors & song -- The math of music -- Music : born & bred -- Playing our emotions -- Music changes the brain -- Can music make us smarter? -- Can music heal? -- Music & language -- Music & evolution -- A resonant world.