Musical Modernity, the Beautiful and the Sublime

30th & 31st October, University of Aberdeen


This interdisciplinary conference on Musical Modernity, the Beautiful and the Sublime, hosted by Sound and the University of Aberdeen, will bring together a range of scholars to consider the status of the beautiful and the sublime in contemporary Western art music. Beginning either from the musical repertoire or from philosophical theory, they will explore music that embodies conventional and innovative concepts of the beautiful and the sublime, drawing on the work of a range of key thinkers.
If you're interested in being a delegate, please see for more details.

Public Performances and talk

All the performances included in the Conference, and relating to the theme, will be open to the general public. There will also be a talk by Edward Campbell for those interested in discovering more about the theme of the Conference and how the music performed relates to it. See below.

The conference and the performances are funded by Diaphonique
Diaphonique, a franco-british contemporary music fund supported by the Institut Français, the SACEM, the Bureau export de la musique, the British Council and Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication