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Paleolithic Formalism: The Emergence of Music

Paleolithic Formalism: The Emergence of Music
80 Queen's Park, Edward Johnson Bldg, room 130
Time: Feb 16th, 3:30 pm End: Feb 16th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Music, Faculty of , Indigenous, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Education, Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, 1800-1900, 1500-1800
Graduate Colloquium

Faculty of Music

The Faculty of Music is pleased to present:


Gary Tomlinson

Gary Tomlinson is a musicologist and cultural theorist known for his interdisciplinary breadth. His teaching, lecturing, and scholarship have ranged across a diverse set of interests, including the history of opera, early-modern European musical thought and practice, the musical cultures of indigenous American societies, jazz and popular music, and the philosophy of history and critical theory. His latest project concerns the evolutionary emergence of human musical capacities; his Wort Lectures at the University of Cambridge in 2009, outlining this project, were entitled "1,000,000 Years of Music."

Tomlinson's books include Monteverdi and the End of the Renaissance; Music in Renaissance Magic; Metaphysical Song: An Essay on Opera; The Singing of the New World: Indigenous Voice in the Era of European Contact; and Music and Historical Critique. He is the co-author, with Joseph Kerman, of the music appreciation textbook Listen, now in its sixth edition.

Tomlinson has garnered prizes from the American Musicological Society, ASCAP, the Modern Language Association, and the British Academy. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur "genius" award.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
3:30 pm. Room 130
Edward Johnson Building, U of T, 80 Queen’s Park
Free admission . Open to all students, faculty and the general public.
Informal reception to follow

For further information about this event, please contact the Faculty of Music at (416) 978-0491.

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