Adam Ockelford is Professor of Music at Roehampton University, where he directs the Applied Music Research Centre. Heis the author of In the Key of Genius, a biography of the musical savant Derek Paravicini. A regular on British radio and television, Ockelford’s TED Talk with Paravicini has been viewed over one million times and has been translated into twenty-five languages. A composer and pianist, he lives in London.
“A perceptive chronicle of [Ockelford’s] experiences with
extraordinary music makers.”
“Demystifies an art form, and offers unexpected insights into our pre-verbal past. Ockelford extracts the core ideas from music theory. ”
“There is much to learn from this book. Heartening.”
*The Daily Telegraph*