With the participation of Montréal group Simple Plan
MONTREAL, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Since November 2, the Montréal
Science Centre is delighting visitors with its all-new original
composition, Musik: From Sound to Emotion. It's a vibrant exhibition on this timeless art found in all cultures
and expressed in an infinite variety of styles.
The Musik: From Sound to Emotion exhibition is based on scientific research and aims to show visitors the
important role of the brain in the musical experience, for listeners,
performers and composers. It also strives to answer the question: how
does music create emotions? An expert committee of internationally
acclaimed Quebec musicians and scientists was involved in creating the
exhibition. Visitors will enjoy an original experience where they can
create their own piece of music, incorporating such concepts as rhythm,
tempo, melody and harmony.
"Music speaks to every generation. It is a timeless subject, one that
covers a tremendous array of artistic, human, scientific and
technological questions, making it just perfect for an exhibition,"
says Carol Pauzé, Director of Programming at the Montréal Science
The Musik: From Sound to Emotion experience
The main message of the exhibition - "Music is a dialogue between sound
and emotion" - is conveyed through an innovative approach. There are
seven zones: listening; emotion; rhythm; melody and harmony;
instruments and voice; and sharing; as well as the Simple Plan zone.
The exhibition features all kinds of interactive experiences for
individual visitors and groups, allowing them to play with notes,
sounds and instruments. They'll learn about musical concepts and their
physical, mathematical, technological and neurological bases.
At the same time, they'll be able to step into a composer's shoes and
create a piece of music, step by step, using a touch-screen digital
music player. With the help of advice from musicians from the Montréal
group Simple Plan, they'll express an emotion by selecting a rhythm,
different melodies, an accompaniment and timbres to make their own
"It's with great pleasure that we agreed to be part of the Musik: From
Sound to Emotion exhibition at the Montreal Science Centre. Music is
our lives. It's our passion, the one thing that gave us direction and
helped us find our path in life. It was also fascinating for us to
discover all the scientific facts that explain why music can create so
many emotions in people. The exhibition helped us understand this
amazing phenomenon better and it made us realize just how much music
can have a gigantic impact on people", said the members of the group
At the end of their visit, apprentice composers can share their
masterpieces with other visitors, e-mail them to themselves and
continue the experience on the Internet. They'll see how the musical
experience is a delicate balance of art, science and emotion.
Close-up on Simple Plan
To wrap up Musik: From Sound to Emotion, the Science Centre is offering
visitors a zone that shows how rhythm, melody, harmony and timbre are
all means of expression used by Simple Plan to create the group's music
and share their emotions with their fans.
This zone also shines the spotlight on Simple Plan's first decade. It
includes a look at the group's career, from its earliest days to its
global success, a portrait of the five musicians and some authentic
objects from their many tours.
Musik: From Sound to Emotion will be on at the Montréal Science Centre
until March 10, 2013.
Information and ticket sales
For complete schedule and box office information, visit www.montrealsciencecentre.com or call 514-496-4724 or 877-496-4724.
The Montréal Science Centre wishes to thank its principal partner, the
Government of Canada, its presenting partners TELUS and Hydro-Québec,
as well as Yamaha Canada Music, sponsor of the exhibition Musik: From
Sound to Emotion.
About the Montréal Science Centre
With over 700,000 visitors every year, the Montréal Science Centre is a
complex devoted to science and technology, and is known for its
interactive and highly accessible approach and the way it showcases
local innovations and know-how. The Montréal Science Centre is managed
by the Old Port of Montréal Corporation.
SOURCE: MONTREAL SCIENCE CENTRE
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