Perfect Pitch: 432 Hz Music and the Promise of a Frequency
Ruth Rosenberg (University of Illinois at Chicago) will present a talk titled “Perfect Pitch: 432 Hz Music and the Promise of a Frequency” on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 3:30-5 pm in Music Room 1145. Drawing from research into the historical and scientific claims made by 432 Hz advocates, as well as from data collected from dedicated 432 Hz listeners, the talk will examine the promise of—and skepticism towards—the concept of “frequency” in this context. It will ask how the 432 Hz phenomenon relates to other internet-based forms of music consumption, self-tracking and wellness trends, and what Anahid Kassabian has called today’s culture of “ubiquitous listening.” Co-sponsored by Ethnomusicology Forum and Music History and Theory Forum.
Part of a Series
|“Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing” with Alex E. Chávez (Univ. of Notre Dame)||November 7, 2018||3:30 PM|
|Alice Coltrane’s Negative Grammar (Michael Gallope, University of Minnesota)||January 16, 2019||3:30 PM|
|The Raw and the Husky: Vocal Qualia and Gender Politics in Post-Millennium Tamil Cinema (Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College)||February 6, 2019||3:30 PM|
|2019 Geiringer Lecture Series: Danielle Fosler-Lussier (Ohio State University)||April 17, 2019||3:30 PM|
|Minorities in a War-Peace Continuum: How Applied Ethnomusicology Can Help||May 29, 2019||3:30 PM|