Schering Stiftung

Panel discussion 

Salon Komische Oper

Salon Komische Oper

“Did I Miss Something?”

Salon on Memory Research

Salon Komische Oper

“Did I Miss Something?”

Salon on Memory Research


June 15, 2015, 7:30–9 p.m.


Komische Oper Berlin
Behrenstraße 55-57
10117 Berlin

Where and how do memories get stored in the brain? Where and how does music get stored in the brain? What is the memory of music associated with? What is the relationship between remembered emotions and remembered music? Why do we remember some tunes, but not others? Why do older people often remember melodies and lyrics from their youth more easily than many other things? When does a catchy tune become a tune from hell like in the case of Count Monterone’s curse in Verdi’s Rigoletto?

GUESTS: Prof. Hans J. Markowitsch (psychologist and brain researcher, University of Bielefeld), Prof. Dr. Jan Assmann (Egyptologist, professor of religious and cultural studies, University of Konstanz)
WITH: Singers and musicians of the Komische Oper Berlin
MODERATORS: Ulrich Lenz and Pavel B. Jiracek

Rigoletto (performances on June 12, 20, 24 & 28, 2015 | July 1, 2015)


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