Reading Group Meeting 25.01.2012: To be or not to be – on the non-existence of music
by Daniel • January 18, 2012 • News, Reading Group
Our next session will be next Wednesday, 25.01.2012, at 1pm,
inviting you all and others interested to the discussion of the following paper:
On the non-existence of music: Why music theory is a figment of the imagination.
Geraint Wiggins, Daniel Müllensiefen. and Marcus T. Pearce
We argue for an approach to the theory of music which starts from the position that music is primarily a construct of human minds (and secondarily a social
construct) and contrast it with the approach implicit in the work of some music theorists, which treats music as though it were an externally defined quasi-Platonic absolute. We argue that a natural conclusion of this approach is that music theory, while already being a kind of folk psychology, can benefit from being more explicitly informed by music cognition studies.
Room tba. See you there, kindly