Musical inspiration can come from a lot of places but Composer Bruce Adolphe found the inspiration for his latest piece in a particularly unusual spot: the research of neuroscientist Antonio Damasio. Self Comes to Mind is the end product of this collaboration between scientist and musician and it was recently performed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Video imagery and projected texts accompanied Yo-Yo Ma's performance of the duo's cello and percussion composition.
- Bruce Adolphe, composer, founding creative director of The Learning Maestros
- Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience Director, Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California