Adrean Farrugia

Concert program

Set one

Lecture by Laurel Trainor ; Music that moves us : from rhythm to social interaction

Set two

Video Clips

Concert Clip

Watch the video below for a sample clip of Adrean Farrugia and Brad Goode!


Dr. Trainor talks about how humans process rhythms in the brain, why we even have rhythms at all and how rhythms can affect us socially.

Watch the video below to hear about the research Laurel Trainor has been doing!


In this video, infrared cameras around the room capture the motion of the audience as they move to the beat of Farrugia and Goode’s music.

Watch the video below for motion capture with the audience

Biographical Profile

Laurel Trainor

Laurel is a professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and a research scientist at the Rotman Research Institute. She has published over 120 articles on the neuroscience of auditory development and perception of music in journals including Science and Nature ( and co-holds a patent for the Neuro-compensator hearing aid. She is the founding and present director of the LIVELab (, a unique research-concert hall with high acoustic control, which is equipped with multi-person motion capture and EEG for studying music performance and human interaction. Laurel also has a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Toronto and is currently principal flute of Symphony on the Bay.

Brad Goode

Brad’s jazz pedigree was established through his apprenticeship with many legends of the music. As a youngster, he toured and recorded with Von Freeman, Red Rodney, Al Cohn, Eddie Harris, Ira Sullivan, Frank Morgan, Don Lanphere, Curtis Fuller, Jack DeJohnette, Ernie Krivda, Richie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Barrett
Deems and many others. Brad led his own combo in Chicago from 1986 until 1998, appearing at major festivals and night clubs around the world, including a twelve year stint as leader of the house band at the famous Green Mill Jazz Club. As a Cultural Ambassador for the Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago, he led jazz groups on tours of Asia and the Middle East. He was named one of the most influential Chicagoans of the 1980s by the Chicago Tribune, who credited him as a “major catalyst in the revitalization of the Chicago jazz scene.”

Adrean Farrugia

Adrean began playing the piano at age 12. He immediately knew that his life’s purpose would be to play music. After extensive classical music studies, at age 18 he was bitten by the jazz bug and has never looked back. Since then he has dedicated his life to sharing music with the world. Adrean has appeared on more than 30 albums to date, garnering Juno awards and nominations along
the way. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Sheila Jordan, Ernie Watts, Joel Frahm, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Scott, Jane Bunnett, Molly Johnson, Matt Dusk and of course, Brad Goode, performing across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, France, Germany, Poland, and Australia.