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Music: An Act of Social Integration?

Emmanuel Hondré
April 5th, 2016
12:00 PM


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem 011)

Noon - 1:30 pm

Light lunch available at 11:45.

Since the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, the act of attending music concerts (whether classical, pop, jazz, or rock) has taken on new meaning. Concerts have become a symbol of freedom and resistance opposing ideologies that radically deny artistic liberty. Yet, even at a time when societies are affirming the importance of concerts from a social, humanistic, and political standpoint, it is nevertheless important to push the boundaries of social conventions by envisaging new forms and new practices of public concerts. The recent construction of the Paris Philharmonic was designed with precisely this in mind: experimenting with how we “make music together” as a way to transgress social and cultural boundaries. Moderated by Laurent Dubois.

Emmanuel Hondré

Philharmonie de Paris

Dr. Emmanuel Hondré studied at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse in Paris, winning three first prizes in history of music (1992), aesthetics (1994) and musicology (2000). After his PhD (Tours University, 2001) and teaching history of music at the Conservatoire du Centre de Paris, the É...

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