Historical Materialism and Music

Event Date: 

Friday, June 9, 2006

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Music Building

(Presented by Rob Wallace, Revell Carr, and Ralph Lowi)

In this session we will discuss some of the benefits and pitfalls of Marx’s historical materialism to the interpretation of music. Readings include selections from Attali’s “Noise”, Peter Manuel’s “Modernity and Musical Structure: Neo-Marxist Perspectives on Song Form and its Successors”, and selections from W. Benjamin (TBA)