June 6, 2017, 10–13 h, 15–17 h; University of Basel, eikones Forum, Rheinsprung 11, CH-4051 Basel
Lydia Goehr (Columbia)
“Picture this!” Using opera and the arts to experiment with thought / Using thought to experiment with opera and the arts
Lecture and Workshop.
Lydia Goehr, one of the foremost scholars in contemporary aesthetics, will present material from her new book in a lecture; the workshop following the lecture will give us the opportunity to discuss this material, based on the lecture and on additional texts, with her.
Lydia Goehr is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and has authored The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music(1992; second edition with a new essay, 2007); The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy (1998); Elective Affinities: Musical Essays on the History of Aesthetic Theory (2008). Her current book is titled Red Sea – Red Square. Bohemian Tales of Wit and Melancholy.