Each Amygdala Notes event comprises three parts: a performance of chamber music, a presentation, and a question-and-answer session. At an event, musicians present a selection of works that address drugs and medicine or, more broadly, acknowledge the intersection between music and mental health. Following the musical performance, a speaker offers insight into the drug industry – giving emphasis to the complexities of drug-based therapies.

September 15 , 2018

PianoForte Chicago
1335 South Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605


$10 suggested donation

At this first event, Wendy Dolin discusses Akathisia and her work as the founder of MISSD, a Chicago-based non-profit that builds awareness about Akathisia and medication-induced suicides. Zachary Pulse (oboe), Jennifer Beattie (soprano), and Adam Marks (piano) frame her discussion with a selection of works that explore intersections among music, emotion, and the mind.

Update! Jennifer Beattie will not perform at this event due to travel complications. A newly devised program follows below.

Alex Shapiro Spark for solo piano (2011)
Zachary Pulse "self-talk" (2018)
Conversation with Wendy Dolin
Benjamin Britten Temporal Variations (1938)