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Andrew Goldman: Musical Improvisation as a Way of Knowing

September 29, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dodge Hall, Room 622

Speaker: Andrew Goldman, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University

Andrew Goldman is a music theorist specializing in music cognition. He completed his PhD in 2015 at the University of Cambridge with Prof. Ian Cross on the cognition of musical improvisation. He is currently a Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the music department. His current work focuses on developing theories of improvisation that are compatible with explanatory frameworks from cognitive science and neuroscience. He also conducts EEG experiments to test these theories. His work has been published in music theory and music psychology journals. Andrew also co-organizes Columbia’s Embodied Cognition Reading Group and the Comparing Domains of Improvisation discussion group. Andrew is a concert pianist and composer. In 2014, Andrew’s original musical “Science! The Musical” was premiered in Cambridge, UK.


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