Past Event

Global Perspectives in Histories of Music Theory

February 20, 2017
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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The Heyman Center (Second Floor Common Room), Columbia University, New York
Flier on yellow background of Global Histories of Music Theory event

This conference brings together music scholars and historians of science to develop new insights into global histories of music theory. Together, our participants investigate convergences and divergences across time and place. With talks on subjects including tuning theories in ancient China and court music in fifteenth-century Korea, this event explores how complex concepts in mathematics, cosmology, and artisanal practice arose in response to similar concerns around classifying pitches, modes, and instruments.

Speakers: Andrew Hicks (Cornell), Carlos Ramirez (Cornell), David E. Cohen (Columbia), Eugenia Lean (Columbia), Guangming Li (UCLA), Joon Park (Arkansas), Kavita Sivaramakrishnan (Columbia), Mahir Cetiz (Columbia), Miki Kaneda (Boston University), Nancy Rao (Rutgers), Nathan John Martin (Michigan), Qingfan Jiang (Columbia), Sadegh Ansari (Columbia), Zoe Weiss (Cornell)

Organizers: Carmel Raz is a music theorist with the Society of Fellows at Columbia University; Lan Li is a historian of science with the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience

Attendees are encouraged to register. Please visit the event website for more details.

This event is co-sponsored by the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, the Center for Science and Society, and the Center for Korean Research.