Tonight (25/8) superb doco – The Music Instinct: Science & Song

Saw this fantastic show on PBS back in June 09 in Canada and have been waiting since for it to reach our airwaves. Hosted by Daniel Levitin and Bobbie McFerrin, it’s been split into two parts for Oz showing, the first part at 9.35 tonight on ABC1

I can’t recommend it too highly – it pulls together most of the research that points to why making music is an essential part of being, or rather becoming, human; in particular the function of music-making in facilitating our capacity to enjoy co-operating with others.

This is a must see.