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Classical Music, Noisy Listening

November 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Shh! You’re at a classical concert – quiet! This talk will introduce the idea of musical works as tools for listening, from Mozart to Mahler, from medieval repertoires to minimalism. What has become, in the 20th and 21st centuries, a musical tradition of as-quiet-as-possible, cough-free contemplation and passive disengagement in concert halls was not always that way. In fact, it wasn’t ever that way: the way that audiences listen is inscribed in the fabric of music of the last millennium in Western classical music, a spectrum that encompasses everything from silent meditation to explosive applause. The talk will be given by Professor of Music Tom Service.

Organiser

Gresham College

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N/A

Contact email address

enquiries@gresham.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Date:
November 19
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organiser

Gresham College

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Description for print
Shh! You’re at a classical concert! What has become a musical tradition of as-quiet-as-possible, cough-free contemplation in concert halls was not always that way. Gresham Professor of Music, Tom Service, takes you through the history of listening in this talk.
Is booking required?
No
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
The History of Listening
Contact email address
enquiries@gresham.ac.uk
Event partners
N/A
Region
London
City/town
London
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Venue

Museum of London
150 London Wall
London, London EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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Phone:
02078310575
Website:
https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/plan-your-visit