Member Activities

Presentations at Conferences, Colloquia, Workshops, et al.

David E. Cohen presents “Similitude and Its Vicissitudes:  Kircher and Zarlino on Music and the Affections"

at the workshop "Music – Bodies – Emotions: Early Modern Perspectives,” Cambridge University.

David E. Cohen presents “In Which it is Evident that Perception is Always Deceived”: Pythagorean Rationality and Descartes’ “Clear and Distinct Ideas”

at the 7th Biennial Conference of the Royal Music Association's Music and Philosophy Study Group, Strand Campus, King’s College London

David E. Cohen presents “‘A Body Composed of Many Parts’: The Concept of Harmony in Leonardo da Vinci’s Paragone”

at the conference, "Music and Visual Culture in Renaissance Italy," Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield. 

Carmel Raz interviewed on BBC Radio 3's Music Matters program

as part of a feature recorded in Glasgow on eighteenth-century Scottish music theory.

David E. Cohen serves on the Society for Music Theory's Program Committee for the Fall 2019 Annual Meeting

The committee worked throughout February and March, and met in Cleveland, Ohio, the site of next year's conference, in early April.

Carmel Raz presents “Walter Young's Essay on Rythmical Measures (1790)”

at the workshop on "Histories of Musical and Poetic Meter, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt.

David E. Cohen leads seminar, “Aristotle, Aristoxenus, and St. Augustine on Time and the Science of Rhythmics”

at the workshop on "Histories of Musical and Poetic Meter, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt. 

Carmel Raz interviewed on BBC Radio 3's Music Matters program

as part of a feature marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Hector Berlioz.

David E. Cohen presents “Some Points Regarding the History of ‘Accent,’” 

at the workshop on “Histories of Rhythmic Theories, 1600-present,”  Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt.

Carmel Raz presents “Music of the Squares: David Ramsay Hay and the Psychology of Pythagorean Aesthetics,”

as part of a special session on “Unity, Geometry, and Aesthetics: Revivals of Pythagoreanism in 18th- and 19th-Century Music Theory,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, San Antonio

David E. Cohen presents “‘The Source of All Intervals’: Rameau’s Pythagorean Octave and the Basis of Harmonic Analysis”

as part of a special session on “Unity, Geometry, and Aesthetics: Revivals of Pythagoreanism in 18th- and 19th-Century Music Theory,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, San Antonio. 

Carmel Raz presents “Hector Berlioz's Neurophysiological Imagination”

Colloquium Series,  Music Department and Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast.

David E. Cohen presents “Pythagorean Rationality and Descartes’ ‘Clear and Distinct Ideas’”

at the AMS Northeast Chapter Meeting, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic. 

Carmel Raz presents “Hector Berlioz's Neurophysiological Imagination”

Colloquium Series, University of British Columbia Music Department, Vancouver. 

Carmel Raz presents “How the Sheng became a Harp”

at the workshop on “Sound Objects in Flux,” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

Carmel Raz presents “Listening and Attention in Eighteenth-Century Scottish Music Theory”

at the workshop on “Future Histories of Music Theory,” Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt. 

David E. Cohen presents “‘The First Foundations of Song’: The Concept of the Note as the Element of Music”

at the workshop on “Future Histories of Music Theory,” Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt.  

Carmel Raz presents “How the Sheng became a Harp”

at the workshop on “Sound Objects in Transnational Contexts,” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.