Conférence – Michael Beckerman, IRC-Harrison Medal – 29 mai 2021

Conférence de Michael Beckerman (Carrol and Milton Petrie Professor of Music & Collegiate Professor of Music, New York University), à l’occasion de l’octroi de la IRC-Harrison Medal, « « I Have Loved the Lands of Ireland, » and Other Adventures in the Timeless Past(oral) », en ligne, 29 mai 2021.

« This talk explores the way music references certain experiences around the idea of a nostalgic idyll. Looking at examples ranging from Seóirse Bodley’s Symphony No.2 to Bohuslav Martinů’s Opening of the Wells, and from the soundtrack of Princess Mononoke to the song, “Cobweb of Dreams,” I argue both for the legitimacy and power of this category of experience (often excluded from serious consideration), and for its origins in a complex “cobweb” of nostalgia, purity and anxiety. As part of the inquiry, I also revisit issues around music’s “past tense,” and locate it, at least in part, in a kind of plagal pastoral. »

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