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That Complex Whole: Making Sense of Music

Date: Mon. April 15th, 2019, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Location: Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

Music reflects a multitude of different kinds of influences. These influences include acoustical, biological, sensory, cognitive, attentional, idiomatic, historical, economic, technological, formal, social, cultural, and other factors. This presentation describes a dozen contrasting studies that provide complementary insights into musical organization and behavior.  Huron suggests that no single approach holds the “key” to understanding music, and that music scholarship needs to be even more interdisciplinary and multifaceted than is currently supposed.

Free and open to the public.  Registration requested.


About the Speaker:

David Huron is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor in the School of Music at the Ohio State University and is also affiliated with the OSU Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Huron is best known for his research in music perception, cognition, and emotion. Over the course of his career, he has produced 170 scholarly publications, including several books, and given over 400 lectures and presentations in 25 countries, including 28 keynote conference addresses. Dr. Huron has been the Ernest Bloch Visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, the Donald Wort Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and the Astor Lecturer at Oxford. From the Society for Music Theory he received the the Outstanding Publication Award (in 2002) and the Wallace Berry Book Award (in 2007). In 2017 he received the Society for Music Perception and Cognition’s lifetime Achievement Award.

 

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