Finding the Beauty and Wonder in Modern Music

August 29, 2015 in by mwhiteside


Event Details


In association with the University of Aberdeen

 

Talk with Dr Edward Campbell

 

MacRobert Building, Aberdeen

Free

 

For many listeners, beauty does not spring readily to mind when thinking of new music. While some new music is undoubtedly beautiful in a conventional sense, many contemporary composers are either suspicious of beauty, unconcerned with it, oppose it or even seek to redefine it. Others again suggest that contemporary music is less concerned with beauty than with the sublime, a rich concept encapsulating wonder, intensity and much more. Aberdeen University lecturer Dr Edward Campbell provides insight into forthcoming performances by Ensemble Alternance and Ian Pace.