Help a workaholic have a productive break.
November 1, 2009 11:15 AM Subscribe
I am working on a PhD in music theory and cognition. I hate wasting time, but sometimes my brain needs a break from reading/writing/listening/analyzing. Help me create a list of films and documentaries that relate in some way to my field so that I can stare at a screen sometimes and still feel like I'm feeding my unquenchable desire to learn about music and mind.
posted by nosila to media & arts (15 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Some specific topics that are germane to my research:
emotion and meaning
I'm interested both in documentaries that address these (or related) issues directly and in films that address them in their own sundry ways.
I mostly work on Western Art Music (ugh I hate that name), but I'm into a little bit of everything, so go crazy. I know there are tons of films and documentaries about popular musicians, so unless there's one that's extra, extra good, those are probably not quite what I'm looking for.
If I can watch on the internet, that's extra plus good, but that's no big deal. Thanks a bunch!