Music Studies Colloquia: Carolyn Abbate (Harvard University), "Primordial Microphonics"

Colloquium | February 3 | 4:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Carolyn Abbate (Harvard University), "Primordial Microphonics"

Carolyn Abbate’s work centers on opera history, music and philosophy, ephemeral art, and on film and sound studies. Her writings have been translated into several languages, and she herself is a translator (most recently, of Vladimir Jankélévitch’s La musique et l’ineffable). Current research projects include: operetta and ethical frivolity; the transition to early sound film, and its technologies as a “vernacular philosophy” of sounding animation and rendered symbol.