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Sep 26 Tue

Music Theory Colloquium

Event Details

  • Start Time

    12:40 pm

  • Location

    Room 201

  • Ticketing

    Free — No Tickets or Seating Passes Required

The Curious Case of the Dissonant Perfect Unison

Dr. Timothy Cutler, lecturer

In musical analysis, "seeing is believing" can be a hazardous modus operandi. Music's marvelous malleability is demonstrated by examining structures that look identical to the eye yet exhibit dissimilar functions, including an overlooked species of dissonant perfect unison that until recently has lurked in the analytical shadows.

Founded in 2014, the CIM Music Theory Colloquium offers a series of lectures and discussions covering a wide variety of musical topics presented by distinguished scholars as well as CIM’s brightest students. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Ticket Information

Admission is free and open to the public. 


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2017-09-26 12:40:00 2017-09-26 13:40:00 America/New_York Music Theory Colloquium Room 201