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Self Comes to Mind

Music by Bruce Adolphe
Text by Antonio Damasio

A unique collaboration between composer Bruce Adolphe and neuroscientist?Antonio Damasio, Self Comes to Mind is based on a text about the evolution of consciousness. The premiere will be performed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma with percussionists Ayano Kataoka and John Ferrari at the American Museum of Natural History's LeFrak Theater on May 3rd at 7 PM.
Self Comes to Mind website with video
Listen to an NPR feature.
Listen to an interview with Bruce on June 30, 2009.
Read the NY Times review.

Photo: Neuron pathways in the living human brain shown with a magnetic resonance imaging technique.

Courtesy: Hanna Damasio, Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Sheet Music Photo InstrumentationCello, Percussion (2 players)
Digital images available
Duration22 minutes
Ages14 to Adult
Grades9 to 12 and above

Commissioned by Joan and Allan Fisch

Premiered May 2009 at the American Museum of Natural History

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Julian Fifer
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