CategoryMPSG online 2021

Aaron Ridley: Song as a Whole


Wed, 29 September 2021 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm GMT+1 | Lecture Aaron Ridley: Song as a Whole Like many recent aestheticians, I find the view that song is a simple conjunction of words and music insufficiently holistic.  Here, I defend a strong version of holism against several of the weaker varieties to be found in the literature, and argue that only the strong version is able to do justice to the...

Exhibiting Music


Wed, 14 July 2021 | 17:00 – 19:30 GMT+1 MPSG online series | Panel ‘To exhibit means to fix, to present, to hang on the wall, to mount. An exhibition lets the viewer take in the works in their immobile position, returning as many times as they wish. Music is transient, unfolding in time, in the moment just past – thus speaks to us from our memory. Yet to preserve this separation – exhibited art...

What is Openness? Institutions in Dialogue


Wed, 7 July 2021 | 17:00 – 19:30 GMT+1 | MPSG online 21 | Panel This session raises questions against the background of the world’s recent turmoil. How does openness get inflected, displaced, and silenced by institutional structures (financial as much as aesthetic and political)? How might a critique of institutions and institutional dialogue help to square the relationship between disciplinary...

Brian Kane | online lecture


First session of the RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group Online Series 2021 Brian Kane Listening & Technique Wed, 16 June 202118:00 – 19:30 CEST Scholars in music, philosophy, and sound studies often consider listening to be a technique—one that is shaped by both the individual capacities of listeners as well as entrained social norms. Starting from that premise, this paper will attempt to...

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