Monday, January 08, 2007

Sight and Sound: The Visual Imagination in Music

The Graduate Association of Music and Musicians at the University of Texas (Austin). Saturday, March 24.

Graduate students from the areas of music theory, composition, musicology, and ethnomusicology will meet to share their research and composers will present their works in a concert to be held that evening.

This year's keynote speaker is Richard Leppert, Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor from the University of Minnesota. Among his numerous
publications is The Sight of Sound: Music, Representation and the History of the Body (University of California Press, 1993). Leppert received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Musicology with a secondary focus in Art History. His primary interest revolves around the relations of music and imagery to social
and cultural formation. His work is informed by the critical theories of the Frankfurt School and the work of Theodor Adorno in particular. He has held
fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

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