Marcel Cobussen Lecture: What can music offer our contemporary society?
ACPA Professor of Auditory Culture and Music Philosophy Marcel Cobussen will give a lecture at the Gaudeamus Academy Workshop Weekend. The GMW Academy is a prelude to the contemporary music festival Gaudeamus Muziekweek, taking place from 7 to 11 september in diverse venues within the center of Utrecht.
It is common knowledge today that music can no longer be considered an autonomous art form, existing independently from social, economic, technological, political and many other developments. On the other hand, it should be acknowledged that music also influences, and to a certain extent, determines these societal fields. However, this raises the relevant and perhaps even urgent question – what is contemporary music actually contributing to our present-day society? How do and how can we listen to music these days?
ACPA Professor of Auditory Culture and Music Philosophy Marcel Cobussen will give a lecture at the Gaudeamus Academy Workshop Weekend. The lecture will take place at Theater Kikker at 14:30 p.m. (free entrance) - Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD Utrecht – www.theaterkikker.nl
Prof. dr. Marcel Cobussen is (co-)author and editor of several books, among them The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art (Routledge, 2016), The Field of Musical Improvisation (LUP, 2016) and Music and Ethics (Ashgate, 2012). He is editor-in-chief of the open access online Journal of Sonic Studies.