Events + Media

Urban Space, Spectacle, Memory and Music in Nineteenth-Century Vienna

Thursday, 10/23/14
106 Wurster Hall

Nicholas Mathew, Associate Professor in the Department of Music, will give a presentation on the role of music and sound in the emergence of modern civic sensibilities in Napoleonic Vienna, and how printed music came to shape a new politics of urban pedestrianism.

Professor Mathew's published work has focused on the relationships between music and politics: the place of music in political institutions, the role of music in the public sphere, and the ways in which music constructs identity and subjectivity – as well as issues of appropriation, subversion, musical trashiness, and political kitsch.

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This event is part of the Reading Cities, Sensing Cities colloquium presented by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative.