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Art buyers and collectors have many ways to acquire contemporary works of art, especially by living artists. EMPATHY is a fundamental feature of human interaction. It requires both cognitive (Dennett, 1989; Baron-Cohen, 1995) and affective (Davis, 1994) components that enable people to recognize the emotional and mental states of others, and to respond to these with appropriate emotions (Harris, Johnson, Hutton, Andrews, & Cooke, 1989; Baron-Cohen & Wheelwright, 2004). Empathy allows for the perception of another’s thoughts and feelings, and allows one to predict how they will behave (Whiten, 1991). Music listening and performance, which is a universal feature of human behavior (Blacking, 1995), also requires components of cognitive and affective processing. We listen and are exposed to music for hours each day (Motion Picture Association of America, Inc, 2007; Rentfrow, 2012), during which time we perceive the emotional and psychological content in music; interpret the thoughts, feelings, and proficiency of the musicians from auditory and visual cues (Thompson, Russo, & Quinto, 2008; Tsay, 2013); respond emotively to the music and the musician (Juslin, & Västfjäll, 2008; Zentner, Grandjean, & Scherer, 2008), and can predict the direction of a melodic phrase or narrative. Empathy is thus connected with the perception, interpretation, and emotional reactions to music. We can face paint to the theme of your party or at the request of each guest. Music listening, where an individual is listening to live or recorded music, is considered passive because no music engagement or active participation is involved. In contrast to passive music techniques such as listening to music, active music techniques (music performance) include engaging the person in singing, music composition, and instrument playing. From a neuroscience perspective, passive and active music activities differ in the parts of the brain that they activate. Emphasizes the various ways that music is used in film, including music depicted on-screen and musical scores. Music is a crucial element of meaning in film, yet its presence is easy to ignore. Offers students an opportunity to learn basic approaches to the analysis of music and sound in film, to develop the ability to think critically about film, and to become knowledgeable about key historical developments in film music and sound. No musical background is necessary. 16. Letter to Perry Rathbone, 1965, George Rickey papers, vol. 21, Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. Classical music is a very general term which normally refers to strictly organized compositions portrayed as standard music of different countries and different cultures. It is music that has been composed by musicians who are trained in the art of writing music (composing) and written down in music notation so that other musicians can play it. Classical music differs from pop music because it is not made just in order to be popular for time or just to be a commercial success. It is different from folk music which is generally made up by ordinary members of society and learned by future generations by listening, dancing and copying.