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Antidisciplinary Contributions: Making a Difference

  • September 22, 2014
  • By a2ru      
Social good bridges the gap between expertise and excellence in music.


Tod Machover, Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media at the MIT Media Lab, argues that social good is an important element of music even though it is traditionally seen as external to music as an academic discipline. Social good bridges the gap between expertise and excellence, harnessing the powerful and transformative aspects of music available to anyone who chooses to listen.

The research videos produced for a2ru’s YouTube channel are provided courtesy of ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan, and are the products of an ongoing research project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Image of Tod Machover from the 2013 Edinburgh Music Festival website at MIT.