Music Studies Colloquia: Carolyn Abbate (Harvard University), "Primordial Microphonics"
Colloquium | February 3 | 4:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Carolyn Abbate (Harvard University), "Primordial Microphonics"
Carolyn Abbates 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 Jankélévitchs La musique et lineffable). 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.