Music in the Head: Living at the Brain-Mind Border

Author(s) : Leo Rangell

Music in the Head: Living at the Brain-Mind Border

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2009
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 128
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 28720
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855757240
  • ISBN 10 : 1855757249

Reviews and Endorsements

'As Rangell puts it, "I consider myself a kind of living laboratory, an experiment in nature through an auditory prism ...I have been living at the edge. But a very special edge, the border between the brain and the mind. From here the vistas are wide, in several directions. The fields over which these experiences roam cover neurologic, otologic, and psychoanalytic realms, converging into a unique symptomatic combination of them all, lived and experienced not on a controlled couch but on the stage of an ongoing life".'
- From the Foreword by Oliver Sacks

'Your remarkable words, Leo, stay with me: "From now on I was a threesome: Another me is studying I listening to me". As a performing musician, I only know how to separate myself into a duo: part of me sits back somewhat and listens to the music I play while another clinically analyzes notes and patterns and makes the myriad decisions necessary to bring off a performance.'
- Arnold Steinhardt, founding member and first violinist of the famed Guarneri String Quartet

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