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The Nerve - Music and the Human Experience

Series produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Taking a look at the How and Why of music, the team that brought you the Peabody-Award winning series The Wire: the Impact of Electricity on Music brings you a new six-part series, The Nerve: Music & the Human Experience.

Music is found in every culture worldwide. It's our constant companion, from birth through childhood, love, marriage and death. It has a starring role on every stage of the great human drama - whether we are at war or at prayer, by ourselves or with others, happy or sad - music is there. But does it really have a purpose? Where does it come from? And why does it have such power over our hearts and minds?

Taking a look at the How and Why of music, the team that brought you the Peabody-Award winning series The Wire: the Impact of Electricity on Music brings you a new six-part series, The Nerve: Music & the Human Experience.

Contact: thenerve@cbc.ca


6 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Cheesecake? Or sex, baby talk, and social interaction? Set in the Key of DNA, The Nerve 2 examines what the purpose of music is and has been, yeste...

Bought by KISU, KAZU, KVNF, The WFMT Radio Network, Radio New Zealand and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2009
  • Length: 53:40
  • Purchases: 17
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The Nerve 4 congregates a variety of opinions from multiple faiths to adress why music so enchants and entrances us.

Bought by KAZU, KISU, The WFMT Radio Network, Radio New Zealand, WPSU and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2009
  • Length: 53:32
  • Purchases: 16
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Just how much power does music have to create a sense of "me" and "you", of "us" and "them"? How can songs written by other people be described as ...

Bought by KAZU, KISU, The WFMT Radio Network, KVNF, Radio New Zealand and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2009
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 17
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The Nerve 6 wonders whether music really is the language of our emotions.

Bought by KAZU, KISU, The WFMT Radio Network, KVNF, Radio New Zealand and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2009
  • Length: 53:32
  • Purchases: 17
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From pipes, to drums, to thunder runs, The Nerve 3 takes a serious look at the dark side of music.

Bought by KISU, The WFMT Radio Network, Radio New Zealand, WPSU, WUAL and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2009
  • Length: 53:54
  • Purchases: 15
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The Nerve Part 1 looks at how we are wired for sound – and just how all the wonder that music makes possible, is possible itself in the first place.

Bought by KISU, KAZU, The WFMT Radio Network, KVNF, Radio New Zealand and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2009
  • Length: 53:32
  • Purchases: 18