Open your ears and your soul—this week we’re exploring the intersection of sound and emotion with help from swissnex San Francisco. At interactive stations set up by scientist Eduardo Coutinho, listen to a plant make music, and explore how emotions are expressed differently in music and the human voice. See NeuroDisco, a 7 foot tall mind-controlled music and light installation by Dr. Erica Warp, Richard Warp and Chung-Hay Luk. Explore how your ears (along with your nose and mouth) affect the experience of wine tasting at 7:30 and 8:30 (note: capacity at tastings is limited). Didier Grandjean, expert in the neuropsychology of emotion, will give a talk on the “Bliss of the Beat” at 8:30. Listen to bird songs curated by the Academy’s own Ore Carmi at the Project Lab, and in the planetarium, catch a special screening of the math-meets-music show Chaos and Order at 6:30, followed by Earthquake at 7:30 and 8:30. Musicologist and pianist Steffen Schmidt will perform “Piano and Soundscape,” and “Noise and the Digital Stethoscope” in the coral reef. Slayers Club DJs will play sets built around a different emotion each hour.
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NightLife takes place Thursday nights (6-10pm) at the California Academy of Sciences. Music, Creatures and Cocktails. 21+