Classical cognitive science follows a long philosophical tradition by placing consciousness as the source of knowledge. It deals with music as a complex-patterned time-ordered series of acoustic events that elicit emotions when listened to. Notated Western art music has embedded this paradigm in compositions that are played and recorded by expert musicians and its assumptions are encoded in the software used to create computer music. By considering the body as the primary site of knowing the world, some phenomenologists have challenged this paradigm of perception. Neuroscience’s recent discovery of biological structures and processes support new theories of the temporal and causal relationships between awareness, perception, conception, intention and action. This lecture explores some of the conceptual, biophysical, musical and auditory-display dimensions of these discoveries that promise to assist in improving the aural perception of information in data displays and music.
5:30pm, Wednesday 17th April 2013 at Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest. Entry: $20 ($15 members, $7 students). Limited tickets at the door. To avoid disappointment please book ahead: 6295 1808 or firstname.lastname@example.org