Film, Video The Mind of an Artist

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The Mind of an Artist
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.
Event Date
March 27, 2009
-  Judith Shatin is a composer who explores music's expressive meaning.
-  Michael Kubovy is a cognitive psychologist who studies visual and auditory perception.
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Running Time
1 hours 7 minutes 22 seconds
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