“Music and the Absolute”
6.30-8pm | Monday 6 February
Shaw Library, London School of Economics
This event is free to attend but does require a ticket. Reserve your ticket here:
Nimrod Borenstein, Composer
Adrian Moore, Professor of Philosophy, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford
Clélia Iruzun, Pianist
Catherine Audard, Chair, Forum for European Philosophy Fellow; Visiting Fellow, LSE
In the film Amadeus, Mozart remarks that ‘his composition has the exact amount of notes’, hinting at some kind of Absolute. For contemporary composer Nimrod Borenstein, there is only one solution: the right number of notes at the right place, as if his music had always existed. Are there philosophical arguments that support such claims? We bring together a composer, a pianist, a piano, and a philosopher to explore this question.
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