The Music Instinct: Science and Song

2008     1 x 112 or 2 x 56 min     Color: HD 16:9     English

An Elena Mannes co-production with WNET/ PBS in association with ABC/Australia, ARTE/ France,YLE/Finland and NDR/Germany

NEWS: Film will air nationally on PBS in 2009

Executive Producer:
Margaret Smilow

Co-Executive Producer:
Elena Mannes

Series Producer:
Elena Mannes

Featuring: Bobby McFerrin Dr. Daniel Levitin, author of This is Your Brain on Music

Featuring music legend Bobby McFerrin and best-selling author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, The Music Instinct provides a groundbreaking exploration of how and why the human organism – and the whole ebb and flow of the cosmos – is moved by the undeniable effect of music.

The Music Instinct follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music’s deep mysteries.