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



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.