Ric Burns, Kate Edgar, Bill Hayes, Indre Viskontas

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life – Forum Discussion

Public Forum BAMPFA in conjunction with Matthew Whitaker Quartet
October 29, 2020

An Illuminations: “Music and the Mind” Talk

In conjunction with its streaming presentation of Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) hosted an informative conversation and Q&A with Ric Burns, the film’s director; Kate Edgar, Sacks’ editor and researcher, and executive director of the Oliver Sacks Foundation; and Bill Hayes, photographer, writer, and Sacks’ partner. The discussion was moderated by scientist and soprano Indre Viskontas, who holds faculty positions at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of San Francisco, and whose scientific work is featured in Sacks’ book Musicophilia. Oliver Sacks: His Own Life – Forum Discussion was available free of charge, courtesy of BAMPFA.

This public forum is in conjunction with the Matthew Whitaker Quartet performance, part of the Cal Performances at Home Fall Season. Matthew Whitaker’s performance and all related activities are part of the Cal Performances Illuminations: Music and the Mind series.

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