This week a look at music as communication - music that enters our private emotional spaces and music that some say invades our very public spaces, those palaces of consumption - the shopping mall and the department store.
Specialist in the connection between emotion and musical experience Sandra Garrido from Western Sydney University talks about depression and the way people make use of sad music . Her recently published book is entitled ‘Why Are We Attracted to Sad Music?’
Michael Walsh, a sociologist at University of Canberra speaks about the sonic dimensions of public spaces, a fancy way of saying: the impact of loud uncontrollable music in your local supermarket.
John Langer & Stefan Schutt