February 11, 2016


Common Room,
The Heyman Center

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event Organizer

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Center for Science & Society, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, and The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.

This workshop will explore the relationship between music and embodiment. Starting from a specific view on the musician-instrument relationship, Luc Nijs will elaborate on the importance of the embodied music cognition paradigm for instrumental music teaching and learning, focusing on the different levels of embodiment. Drawing on recent work in motion-capture and on close readings of several passages from contemporary Western Art Music, Mariusz Kozak will discuss how music as an aesthetic object can be understood through the bodies of performers and listeners. Their explorations will be followed by responses and a panel discussion with music scholars from different disciplines.

Speakers: Mariusz Kozak (Assistant Professor of Music at Columbia University), Luc Nijs (Professor of Musicology at Ghent University)

Respondents: Carmel Raz (Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University), Andrew Goldman (Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University)

Moderator: Jenny Boulboulle (Lecturer in History/Columbia-CHF Scholar, Department of History)

Free and open to the public. No registration. First come, first seated.

 The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Room B-101
74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY, 10027
  (212) 854-4541
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