CCM’s ‘Thinking About Music’ Public Lecture Series Resumes Feb. 17

Guest Lecturer Steven Rings. Photo: Valerie Booth O.

Guest Lecturer Steven Rings. Photo: Valerie Booth O.

CCM’s “Thinking About Music” Lecture Series will present Steven Rings, University of Chicago, who will speak at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 on the topic: “On Tonal Hearing: Quale and Chroma Revisited.” The lecture will be held in CCM’s Baur Room and is free and open to the general public.

Dr. Rings’s research focuses on transformational theory, phenomenology, popular music and questions of music and meaning. Animating all of his work is an abiding interest in the relationship between “technical” music theory and more broadly humanistic inquiries into music as a cultural practice.

His book Tonality and Transformation (Oxford, 2011) develops a transformational model of tonal hearing, employing it in interpretive essays on music from Bach to Mahler.

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