Have you ever pondered the inextricable link between science and music? City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australia invite you to explore music on a different level in our free lunchtime series This Sounds Like Science.
Leading Australian researchers lend their expertise to topics including the role of music in breakthrough scientific studies on music and philosophy, periodic scales and the elements, music by robots, music and maths and music, feeling and emotion.
Throughout the centuries, music has inspired philosophers. Some thought it was dangerous (Plato) and tried to legislate its practice. Others found it metaphysically profound (Schopenhauer), revealing (Nietzsche) or very suspicious (Kierkegaard). What is it about music that excites a philosopher and why might this be important to musicians or listeners? Goetz Richter, musician and philosopher at the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music discusses the perplexity philosophers feel when facing (the) music.
Associate Professor Goetz Richter is a violinist, teacher and thinker with a dual background in music and philosophy. He is currently Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music where he coordinates performance studies for violinists. Previous positions include a fifteen-year tenure as Associate Concertmaster with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (1987-2002) and early career positions as Associate Principal Violin II with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (1986-1987) and Concertmaster of the Queensland Theatre Orchestra (1985-1986).
Duration: approximately one hour, no interval
Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Our Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can BYO.
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This Sounds Like Science is supported by and co-curated with Inspiring Australia, the national strategy for community engagement with the sciences.