As this post appears I will just be landing in Istanbul to attend "Cognitive VII", an international cognitive neuroscience meeting being held here May 18-20. The organizers asked me to give both a piano recital and a talk at the May 19 session, which features several talks on art, music, and the brain. I've elected to play a number of pieces, most of which I have previously posted on YouTube. The Chopin Prelude Op. 28 no. 17 shown just below I posted this past weekend.
F. Chopin - Nocturne Op. 27 no. 2
F. Chopin - Prelude Op. 28, no. 17
E. Grieg - Lyric Pieces Op. 43, no. 5 Erotic Piece
E. Grieg - Lyric Pieces Op. 47, no. 5 Melancholy
E. Grieg - Lyric Pieces Op. 54, no. 4, Notturno
C. Debussy - Reverie (version I and version II)
C. Debussy - Minuette from Suite Bergmanesque
C. Debussy - Valse Romantique
The talk following this performance is titled "Who wants to know - the nature of our subjective I." I have posted a web version of this talk on my website.
I will be on vacation in Istanbul after the meeting, and probably will suspend MindBlog posts for several weeks.
Here is the Chopin prelude: