Lecture | Lawrence Zbikowski
Introduction by Laura Emmery, Emory University, Department of Music
Emory Music Department's McDowell Lecture Series with
Co-Sponsored by CMBC, The Hightower Fund, and the Program in Linguistics
Lawrence Zbikowski, Professor of Music and the Humanities, University of Chicago
"Music and the Language of Emotions"
His research focuses on the application of recent work in cognitive science to a range of problems confronted by music scholars, including the nature of musical grammar, the relationship between music and movement, text-music relations, and the structure of theories of music. He is the author of Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis (2002) and Foundations of Musical Grammar (2017). He has recently contributed chapters to Music and Consciousness 2, Music-Dance: Sound and Motion in Contemporary Discourse, The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition, Music in Time: Phenomenology, Perception, Performance, and The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory. During 2010–11 he held a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and was also Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at McGill University.