Author Talk: Bad Singer

Community:Don Mills
Location:Don Mills Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address:888 Lawrence Ave. E. Toronto Map
Start date:November 25, 2016
Time:02:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Bad Singer
Friday, November 25th, 2-3:30 pm

Author and journalist Tim Falconer — a self-confessed “bad singer” — is one of only 2.5 percent of the population that has been afflicted with amusia,ie: he is scientifically tone-deaf. Bad Singer chronicles his quest to understand the brain science behind tone-deafness and to search for ways to retrain the adult brain. He has been tested by numerous scientists who are as fascinated with him as he is with them. He also investigates why we love music and deconstructs what we are really hearing when we listen to it. Throughout this journey of scientific and psychological discovery, he puts theory to practice by taking voice and breathing lessons with a voice coach in order to achieve his personal goal: a public display of his singing abilities. A work of scientific discovery, musicology, and personal odyssey, Bad Singer is a fascinating, insightful, and highly entertaining account from an award-winning journalist and author. Register by calling the branch at 416-395-5710