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The Science of Music

Amanda Villepastour

Ethnomusicologist Dr Amanda Villepastour joined Professor Robert Winston this week for the first episode of his new BBC Radio 4 series.

The Science of Music is a four-part series which takes a scientific approach to understanding our relationship with the power of sound.

The first episode of the series explores the origins of music. As Chair of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Dr Villepastour was interviewed about the trap of dividing the world's music into 'high' and 'low' cultures.

The episode is still available on BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sdg2r