Hearing Homophony, or, How to Listen to the Future


May 20, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm | StudiOC

Short Description: Megan Kaes Long, Associate Professor of Music Theory, will discuss her book, Hearing Homophony: Tonal Expectation at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century.

Extended Description: The decades surrounding the turn of the seventeenth century precipitated profound changes in musical style that remain poorly understood. This talk explores how popular songs circulating in the 1580s and 1590s helped teach amateur musicians new ways to listen to music--encouraging a new, "modern" mode of listening that we still engage in today. We'll explore how musical features ranging from text setting to nonsense-syllable refrains interacted with basic tenets of music cognition to reshape the very experience of listening itself. Attend in person or virtually! Register for the Zoom link below. Masks required indoors Live captioning will be available

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Contact: library.communications@oberlin.edu | 440-775-5026 | https://libraries.oberlin.edu/

Sponsored by: Oberlin College Libraries

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