Tuesday, August 6, 2013; 6 p.m.
Location: Eagle Hill Institute, 59 Eagle Hill Rd., Steuben, Maine
Contact: Jason Wimbiscus; 207-546-2821
Michael Luxner, professor of music at Millikin University and music director and conductor of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, will discuss some of the ways in which scientific minds have approached the art of music, from Pythagoras’ discovery of the harmonic series to MRI-based studies in musical cognition. “Scientific” approaches to music may include broader trends of intellectual history, from theological cosmology (“music of the spheres”) to the Age of Reason to modernism.