Lecture – Opera and Consciousness

Prof. Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe is the series editor of Consciousness, Literature and the Arts for Rodopi Press, the series in which my book The Dancing Word appears.

Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa Is pleased to present

Professor Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Lincoln School of Performing Arts, University of Lincoln, UK  with the lecture

Opera and Consciousness

Opera singers and spectators alike report extraordinary, desirable, very pleasant, experiences. For singers, they include unity of music, libretto, voice, and audience; for spectators, they include chills (also referred to as thrills or frisson). In the lecture I review the existing research carried out to explore and contextualize such experiences (Maslow’s peak experiences, Gabrielsson’s Strong Emotions in Music etc.), and I add further material from recent consciousness studies.

LOCATION: 135 Seraphin-Marion Street, Room 310 (University of Ottawa, Department of Theatre)

Date and time: September 19, 6p.m.

Open for all interested parties

The lecture will be in English

 

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~ by Daniel Mroz on September 11, 2011.

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