Songs of Love and Sorrow: Re-Engaging the Social Ethics of Music
Mazzoleni Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor Street West
Time: Apr 10th, 2:00 pm End: Apr 10th, 5:30 pm
Conference and Performance
Sponsored by Jackman Humanities Institute
This half-day conference and performance will explore the idea of socially responsible music. Stanford University composer Jonathan Berger will deliver the Institute for Christian Studies's 2010 Art Talks Lecture, and an eminent panel of composers, philosophers, and ethicists will comment on the relation of music, ethics, and society. Berger's piece, Jiyeh, written in response to an ecological disaster arising from an act of war, will be performed in concert with other contemporary works that similarly engage with socially significant subjects.