Debussy, Mallarmé and the aesthetics of appearing
Seminar by Julian Johnson for the Centre for Translating Cultures
The music of Debussy initiates a radical shift of emphasis from the idea of music as a kind of saying to one of appearing. From his youthful setting of Mallarmé’s Apparition to his Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé nearly three decades later, the composer’s work forms a counterpoint to the aesthetic thinking of the poet. But what exactly is it that music (the noisy, sounding kind) can tell us about language?
|A Centre for Translating Cultures seminar|
|Date||23 November 2016|
|Time||15:30 to 17:00|
|Place||Queens Building 1G|
Julian Johnson is Regius Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published widely on the history and philosophy of music with a particular focus on European modernism. He is currently completing a book for OUP titled After Debussy. Music, Language, and the Margins of Philosophy.
Queens Building 1G