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Picture This! Lecture and Workshop

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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.

Registration: nadja.heller@unibas.ch


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.