Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Music Composition, Music Theory, Cognition, Music Theory, Music Composition: Ernest Bloch Lecture Series, Fall 2011

Fred Lerdahl, Bloch Lecture Series, Fall 2011

University of California at Berkeley, Morrison Hall, Select Fridays at 4:30-6PM

I From Composition to Theory (9/19)
II The Theory Illustrated: Tension and Expectation in a Schubert Song (9/30)
III On the Musical Capacity (10/14)
IV Cognitive Constraints and the Aesthetics of Disorder (10/28)
V From Theory to Composition (11/4)

Composer and music theorist Fred Lerdahl is Fritz Reiner Professor of Music at Columbia University. His music has received many awards and commissions and has been performed by major orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His writings, which complement his work as a composer, model musical listening from the perspective of cognitive science. He has written two books, A Generative Theory of Tonal Music (with linguist Ray Jackendoff) and Tonal Pitch Space.

Tickets not required., 510-642-4864

Image credits: Copyright (c) Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology and Regents of the University of California 2011. All rights reserved.


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