It turns out music isn’t just about entertainment – it’s a deeply embedded, subtly powerful means of communication. Songs resonate with your brain wave patterns and drive changes in your brain: creating your moods, consolidating your memories, strengthening your habits (the good ones and the bad ones alike)… even making you fall in or out of love. And now, for the first time ever, you can take charge.
From Reverberation, the world’s first entertainment and media brain-on-music studio
cofounded by Peter Gabriel and Wicked Cow Studios, comes a new book that unlocks a world where you can actively leverage the power of music to improve and enhance every aspect of your life. Reverberation: Do Everything Better with Music by Keith Blanchard with a foreword by Peter Gabriel highlights specific songs and techniques to help you sleep better, be more productive, stimulate creative breakthroughs, have better sex, and a whole lot more.
By taking a visual approach that mixes neuroscience, fun facts and useful tips, Reverberation makes the marriage of science and music more accessible than it has ever been before.
“Reverberation is the impact a sound makes after the sound has stopped,” explains Peter Gabriel. “Our book exists to explore the impact and the reach of sound and music – on our brains, on our behaviour, and on our lives. Grab hold of any sound and hang on tight, you’ll be amazed how far it reverberates and where you end up. Reverberation has been set up to boldly go where only sound has been and I’m very happy to be a part of it.”
Reverberation features personal conversations with the world’s most accomplished scientists and musical artists, including David Byrne, Questlove, Branford Marsalis, Hans Zimmer, Mick Fleetwood, and Sheila E. to explore the extraordinary work happening at the intersection of music, science, technology, and medicine. The book examines how music and sound are already being strategically applied to break addiction and reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s, build more productive and creative teams, develop intuitive personalized technology, and how they are otherwise changing . . . everything.
“Reverberation is a marvelous introduction to the science behind deep listening. It’s a must-read to understand the usefulness of music.”
“If drumming is the rhythm of life, this book beats to its own highly enlightened drum.”