ELSC Seminar: Menachem Zur - Jan. 26, 2017 at 17:00

January 26, 2017

ELSC cordially invites you to the lecture given by:


Menachem Zur 

Composer and musicologist

On the topic of:

The Perception of Music


The lecture will be held on Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 17:00

at ELSC: Silberman Bldg., 3rd Wing, 6th Floor,

 Edmond J. Safra Campus  

Light refreshments served at 16:45



In his presentation Prof. Menachem Zur will discuss and demonstrate the
complexities of the perception of art-music (not entertainment), presented from
the point of view of composers and performers. The appreciation of acoustic
information, especially in the experience of contemporary music, is dependent on
the abilities of the listeners both to remember the stream of sounds and
to reconstruct from them the structures needed to comprehend the syntax of
abstract works in both the architectural and emotional senses.
The principles of learned schemata and natural schemata aid in this perception
and these concepts will be explained.