Hearing the Sounds of Home

Nostalgia hinges on tones and beats

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet…  but what about a song in any other key? Could the Beatles’ guitar gently weep if it were written in a major key? For that matter, would Eric Satie’s nocturnes evoke the same sense of loneliness had the tempo been increased by a few beats per minute?  

We continue our week-long conversation on the things that make home... home, with John Powell, author of How Music Works.


John Powell

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin and Kristen Meinzer

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