John Powell

John Powell holds a PhD in physics from Imperial College at London University. He has taught physics at the University of Nottingham and the University of Lulea in Sweden. In 2003, he earned a master's degree in music composition from the University of Sheffield in Great Britain.

  • How Music Works

    By John Powell

    Read by Walter Dixon

    The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond

    An enthralling investigation into the mysteries of music.

    In this distinctive combination of scientific treatise and laugh-out-loud commentary, composer and physicist Powell...has carved out an intriguing niche by using humor to enliven what could have been an otherwise dry introduction to acoustics...readers ... should glean some useful background for music study while simultaneously being entertained. - Library Journal

    Released May 24, 2016
    English, Unabridged