Alec Baldwin, Joel and Ethan Coen, film composer Carter Burwell, and neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel explore the uniquely powerful role of music in shaping the narrative flow and the emotional impact of film. From Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey to the Coen Brothers’ Miller’s Crossing and True Grit, this program examines the creative process of scoring feature films and the neuro-scientific insights that reveal how such compositions profoundly shape the audience experience.
A Co-Presentation of World Science Festival and the New York Philharmonic
The Composer’s Challenge
The Power of Music on the Brain
Music with Beat’s Unintended Impact
Music in Film Creates Unexpected Emotions
Music vs. Sound Effects and Silence
Alec Baldwin Asks What’s Your Favorite Film Score
Alec Baldwin, Aniruddh D. Patel, Carter Burwell, and Ethan and Joel Coen discuss the uniquely powerful role of music in shaping the narrative flow and the emotional impact of film.
On stage at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in New York City.
Host Alec Baldwin and neuroscientist Aniruddh D. Patel.
Composer Carter Burwell and Filmmaker Ethan Coen.
Filmmaker Joel Coen discussing the role of music in film with Carter Burwell and Ethan Coen.