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Adam Ockelford

Comparing Notes: How We Make Sense of Music

Adam Ockelford

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

New College: Warden’s Lodgings

£7 - £12.50

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Professor of music Adam Ockelford explains how music works and why we all respond to it intuitively – and performs on the piano to demonstrate his points.

Ockelford looks at all the major 20th-century theories about music before arriving at his own conclusion that all the elements of music gather together through the principle of imitation to create a sound that we instinctively grasp. Ockelford uses three decades of work with blind children and children on the autism spectrum to show how we all develop musically.

Ockelford is professor of music at Roehampton University, London, founder of the Amber Trust that supports blind children to pursue music and chair of Soundabout, a music charity for children with complex needs. He is also a composer and pianist.

Note: This venue is upstairs and is not wheelchair accessible.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine