Rickard Åström – What if music has the power to heal broken hearts?

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Educated at the Music Conservatory in Gothenburg, Sweden, musician and composer Rickard Åström has performed with the Grammy Award-winning band Groupa all over the world, as well as served as Musical Director at the Gothenburg Opera. What is more, Åström is currently involved in ongoing research at the University Hospital of Sahlgrenska, exploring music as a sustainable alternative in healthcare.

Åström joins us at TEDxGöteborg to share how music and singing affects us on a biological level, and will also be performing live music on the piano.

What if string theory is all about learning how to play?
Singing in a choir, or playing together in an orchestra or band gives an excellent opportunity to learn how to interact and create together. I don’t think we all have to be skilled at playing an instrument, but I am convinced that music and other arts give us tools to understand the universe and ourselves. Measurements and data alone will never capture the essence of love, nature, or our souls.

“I don’t think we all have to be skilled at playing an instrument, but I am convinced that music and other arts give us tools to understand the universe, and ourselves.”

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