[SydPhil] Besseler and Heidegger on Listening

Goetz Richter goetz.richter at sydney.edu.au
Mon Apr 7 13:21:13 AEST 2014

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, April 9 - Musicology Colloquium Series
Seminar Room 2174 - 5 pm
Goetz Richter

Heinrich Besseler's Philosophy of Listening

This presentation will introduce, contextualise and discuss the thinking of musicologist and philosopher of music Heinrich Besseler (1900-1969) on the topic of musical listening. A student of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger, Besseler articulated his philosophical understanding of listening in two essays (Basic Questions of Musical Listening and The Musical Listening of Modernity). As Heidegger himself said surprisingly little about music Besseler's work gives us an opportunity to reflect indirectly on the fertility of Heidegger's thinking for an understanding of music and listening.

Free Admission

Dr. Goetz Richter
Associate Professor Violin & Chair for the String Unit | Sydney Conservatorium Building C 41 | UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY NSW 2006
P: +61-2-9351 1293
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