I ♥ i Heart Music

This week on the show we reported on National Science Week, Australia’s biggest festival (seriously, it spans the whole country and this year featured more than 1,800 events).

One show we encountered – and which you may have been lucky enough to experience too since it travelled all over the countryside – was i Heart Music, from the University of NSW’s Museum of Human Disease.

In case you missed it, this involved recording people’s heartbeats, which were then used by musicians as inspiration for live jazz. Live interpretive jazz.

To find out more, watch the video below:

And if you find yourself near the University of NSW in Kensington, Sydney, pop in and visit the Museum of Human Disease. It’s a wonderful, educational collection of medical specimens that show what various diseases do to the body. Maybe don’t eat lunch first.

(This story first aired on 29 August 2013 – you can listen to the podcast.)

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