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Adam Ockelford

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A conversation with Adam Ockelford about his friend, Derek Paravicini

The Different Minds podcast series

Broadcaster  John Offord chats to Ted speaker, Adam Ockelford, a Professor of Music and Director of the Applied Music Research Centre at the University of Roehampton, London.  Adam wrote the official biography of the musical savant, Derek Paravicini, entitled "In the Key of Genius: The Extraordinary Life of Derek Paravicini". Derek was born three and a half months prematurely, and is blind and has severe autism. But with perfect pitch, innate talent and a lot of practice, he became a concert pianist by the age of 10. Adam is Derek’s long time piano teacher, mentee and friend.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/differentminds/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/differentminds/support

31mins

1 Jan 2021

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A chat with Professor Adam Ockelford about the connection between music language and autism

Sensory Change

In this fascinating chat with Professor Ockelford we talk about the ways to help children on the autistic spectrum through music. While attending the Royal Academy of Music in London, Adam started working with children with special needs - a number of whom, he noticed, had special musical abilities too.   He was intrigued by just how musical many of them seemed to be. Trying to understand how these young people could 'hear' and understand music so effectively led him to develop a theory of how music makes sense - not just to them, but to all of us - a theory for which he was awarded a PhD by London University.

20mins

22 May 2019

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Episode 5: Interview with Professor Graham Welch and Dr. Adam Ockelford

James Madison University: Conversations at the Cohen Center

For our fifth episode, Becca sits down with Visiting Scholars and Madison Music Scholar Recipients Professor Graham Welch and Dr. Adam Ockelford, to talk about their work with music and young children with disabilities. Thanks for joining us! Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @JMUCohenCenter to keep up with our latest events, episodes, and more!

47mins

4 Apr 2019

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CARTA: Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny: Adam Ockelford: Fragments of Genius: Mapping the Mind of a Musical Savant

CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (Video)

Exploring the life of musical savant Derek Paravicini, severely developmentally disabled from complications at birth, and how understanding his condition provides evidence for the existence of musical intelligence and the roots of creativity in the human mind. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 32446]

22mins

16 Oct 2017

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CARTA: Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny: Adam Ockelford: Fragments of Genius: Mapping the Mind of a Musical Savant

Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (Audio)

Exploring the life of musical savant Derek Paravicini, severely developmentally disabled from complications at birth, and how understanding his condition provides evidence for the existence of musical intelligence and the roots of creativity in the human mind. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 32446]

22mins

16 Oct 2017

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CARTA: Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny: Adam Ockelford: Fragments of Genius: Mapping the Mind of a Musical Savant

Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (Video)

Exploring the life of musical savant Derek Paravicini, severely developmentally disabled from complications at birth, and how understanding his condition provides evidence for the existence of musical intelligence and the roots of creativity in the human mind. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 32446]

22mins

16 Oct 2017