Hearing Homophony, or, How to Listen to the Future

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Friday, May 20, 2022
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Oberlin Center for Convergence (StudiOC)

38 E. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Free and open to the public

Hearing Homophony, or, How to Listen to the Future
by Megan Kaes Long, Associate Professor of Music Theory, Oberlin College & Conservatory

The decades surrounding the turn of the seventeenth century precipitated profound changes in musical style that remain poorly understood. This talk explores how popular songs circulating in the 1580s and 1590s helped teach amateur musicians new ways to listen to music--encouraging a new, "modern" mode of listening that we still engage in today. We'll explore how musical features ranging from text setting to nonsense-syllable refrains interacted with basic tenets of music cognition to reshape the very experience of listening itself.

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Live captioning will be available

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