LUDWIG &
THE BRAIN

Why is it that people with dementia seem to connect to music when most other forms of communication seem to deteriorate? And why does music offer solace in times of loss or pain? How and why do we connect to certain types of music more than others? Is it good for very young infants to be exposed to many different styles of music? Since the beginning of LUDWIG, we have been intrigued by the effects of music on the human brain.

Brainwaves

In a series of Brainwaves LUDWIG explores the world of Music and the Brain in live music symposia to create context, invoke discussion and initiate research. In 2016 we presented Brainwave 1 Music and Identity, in 2017 Brainwave 2 Music as Medicine, in 2018 Brainwave 3 Music and the Future. In 2019 we premiered Brainwave 4 The dancing Brain, a collaboration with Professor Erik Scherder and Cuna Knegt (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Currently, this programme is being further developed on a national level to inspire people to start moving and dance to their favourite tunes of LUDWIG’s Ballroom Band. A cd with LUDWIG’s Ballroom Band with special guests Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Lucienne Renaudin-Vary (trumpet) and Jess Gillam (saxophone) will be released in the autumn of 2021.

Projects

Brainwave #4 LUDWIGS Ballroom Band

Dance to live music with LUDWIGs Ballroom Band! If you’re a beginner or advanced, come in jeans or full dancing gear, want to dance til you…

Brainwave #3 Past Present Future

LUDWIG performs the early groundbreaking experiments from avant-garde composers from the twentieth century and connects them to the pioneers of now: which DJ’s will be…

Brainwave #2 Music as medicine

In Brainwave #2 Music as Medicine LUDWIG presented the current status of the research into the positive influence of music on people with specific brain…

Brainwave #1 Music and Identity

In Brainwave #1 LUDWIG explored the ever interesting topic of Music and Identity. Why is it we love certain kinds of music but completely turn…

Buma Classical Convention

At Buma Classical Convention in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, LUDWIG collected live (!) neural biofeedback during three different concerts. The audience was the test subject. Did you…