Today – repetition. It’s been estimated that in 90 per cent of the music that we hear in our lives, we’re hearing material that we’ve already listened to before, And if you think about the music you love the most – it’s often built on repeated patterns, phrases and riffs.
So why do we need our music to be so repetitive? Musicologist Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis is on hand as Tom finds out why repetition is hard wired into our musical brains. So join Tom as he presses repeat on music from Bach to Beyoncé, Haydn to Herbie Hancock, Stockhausen to Schubert.