Review of Sleep & Dreams: Music, Neuroscience & Stories of Slumber
This following is an excerpt of an original article by Jeff Kaliss that appears in the San Francisco Classical Voice.
The premiere of The Spinning Wheel at the SF Conservatory of Music’s “Sleep and Dreams” concert and presentation | Credit: Matthew Washburn
“The intersection of art and science is the space in which we discover ourselves.” That space and that theme were established at the outset of Tuesday evening at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in remarks by the school’s president, David Stull.
It was the fifth in a series of fascinating collaborations between SFCM and the University of California, San Francisco, which was represented at the event by a team of four neurologists. Presentations by the scientists were interspersed with talks by SFCM faculty and short performances by SFCM students of music evocative of the evening’s theme: “Sleep and Dreams.” The program was emceed by Emily Silverman, a UCSF professor and the creator of The Nocturnists, a podcast with the stated mission of humanizing the practice of medicine by sharing the stories of healthcare workers.
Luis Martinez, Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health, displayed paintings in the lobby outside of the SF Conservatory of Music’s “Sleep and Dreams” concert and presentation | Credit: Matthew Washburn