What makes music musical? Why is music such a potent form of human expression? How does the human brain respond to music? How do artists select, interpret and perform musical compositions? What is the relationship between rhythm and melody? How has technology affected music? What is distinctive about the human voice
as a musical instrument?
All programs are in the Conrad Prebys Music Center and begin at 7:00 p.m.
|JANUARY 9||STEVEN SCHICK, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
"On the Bridge: The Beginnings of Contemporary
Post Reception Hosted by UCSD Alumni
|JANUARY 16||DAVID BORGO, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
|JANUARY 30||ALECK KARIS, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
"Craft and Tools in Late Beethoven"
|FEBRUARY 6||STEVEN CASSEDY, PROFESSOR OF LITERATURE
"How the West Rejected 'Nice' Music a Century Ago:
Abandoning the Tonal System and Emancipating Dissonance"
|FEBRUARY 20||SUSAN NARUCKI, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
"Utterance, Ritual, Expression: Why Singing Makes Us Human"
Post Reception Hosted by Chancellor's Associates
|FEBRUARY 27||DIANA DEUTSCH, PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
"Musical Illusions, Perfect Pitch, and Other Curiosities"