TITLE: The Mind of an Artist
SPEAKER: Michael Kubovy, Judith Shatin
EVENT DATE: 03/27/2009
RUNNING TIME: 67 minutes
Michael Kubovy and Judith Shatin, both from the University of Virginia, discuss "The Mind of the Artist." Debate has long raged about whether and how music expresses meaning beyond its sounding notes. Kubovy and Shatin discuss evidence that music does indeed have a semantic element, and offer examples of how composers embody extra-musical elements in their compositions.
Speaker Biography: Michael Kubovy is a cognitive psychologist who studies visual and auditory perception.
Speaker Biography: Judith Shatin is a composer who explores music's expressive meaning.