The keynote lecture is held on the 2nd Floor of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (121 Wall St).


5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Keynote Session

David Cohen
Associate Professor of Music, Columbia University

The End of Pythagoreanism
Musica theorica, Natural Science, and Aristotle's Philosophy of Mathematics, c.1300-c.1600.

Biosketch: David Cohen is Associate Professor of Music at Columbia University, having taught at Harvard, Tufts, and Brandeis. His research centers on the history of music theory, with a special focus on musical thought in antiquity and its transmission to the Middle Ages and beyond, and on interactions between music theory and philosophy (including aesthetics), science, and the other arts. His article on Aristoteleanism in 14th-century music theory, 'The Imperfect Seeks Its Perfection: Harmonic Progression, Directed Motion, and Aristotelian Physics,' won the Society for Music Theory's Outstanding Publication Award in 2003.

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