For the mind, for the mall: music and communication

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

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.

Thursday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?


John Langer & Stefan Schutt