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27th March 2016 - Podcasts

How Music Affects Health & Wellbeing with Dr Don Knox & Alex Leigh

Dr Don Knox is a senior audio lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. He completed his PhD in audio signal processing in 2004 in collaboration with the Centre for Music Technology at the University of Glasgow. Research interests include audio and music processing and analysis, music emotion, and music psychology. Director of the GCU audio research group, founding member of the Scottish Music Health Network, member of the AES, IEEE and SEMPRE, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and associate editor of Psychology of Music.

Alex Leigh is a singer-songwriter and one half of Taylor & Leigh, an Award winning acoustic duo who’s blend of Nu-Folk-Country Blues is soulful and blisteringly hot. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane. Alex’s guitar playing simply takes your breath away. This culminated in winning a best new comer award at The Celtic Connections International Festival. Listen to the end of the podcast to hear some great music provided by Taylor & Leigh.

Here you can access some of Don’s research on music and pain relief:
http://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/portal/files/63614/online-full-text

Here you can listen to great tracks from Taylor & Leigh:
https://soundcloud.com/taylorandleigh

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