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Lisa Margulis - On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind

  • Nightbird Books 205 W Dickson St Fayetteville AR 72701 (map)

What is it about the music you love that makes you want to hear it again? Why do we crave a "hook" that returns, again and again, within the same piece? And how does a song end up getting stuck in your head?

Join us to meet local musician and author Lisa Margulis and to celebrate the release of her book, On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind.

Whether it's a motif repeated throughout a composition, a sample looped under an electronic dance beat, a passage replayed incessantly by a musician in a practice room-or an "earworm" burrowing through your mind like a broken record-repetition is nearly as integral to music as the notes themselves. Lisa's work sheds light on a range of issues from repetition's use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and then moves beyond music to consider related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.

A limited amount of signed copies will be available. Email or call us at 479.443.2080 to purchase. 

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