Lectures

2017: December 6. Presentation on "Polyphonic Minds," St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM

2017: October 26. Colloquium on "Music and the Making of Modern Science," Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University.

2017: April 1. Keynote speech on "The Liberal Sciences: Asking Questions and Student-Centered Learning." Conference on "The Liberal Pursuit of Nature: Science, Humanities, and Liberal Education." Providence College, Providence, RI.

2017: March 19. Lecture on "Polyphonic Minds." Faculty of Music, Cambridge University.

2017: March 18. Lecture on "Idée Fixe: Music and the Prehistory of Monomania." Conference on "After Idealism: Sound as Matter and Medium in the 19th Century." Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Studies and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University.

2017: February 18: Lecture on "Kepler and Music: The New Cosmic Polyphony." Keplerfest, St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM.

2016: September 15: Lecture on "Musical Glasses," Max Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany

2016: August 8: Seminar on "Music and the Making of Modern Science," Santa Fe Institute

2016: April 15: Keynote speech on "Music and the Making of Modern Science: The Liberal Arts and their Children," Association for Core Texts and Courses, Atlanta, Georgia

2016: April 1: Keynote speech on "Music and the Making of Modern Science," conference on "Music, Science, and Nature" at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

2016: March 9: Lecture on "Music and the Making of Modern Science," Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2016: January 22: Lecture on "Music and the Making of Modern Science," Department of Physics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

2015: May 6: Lecture on "Music and the Making of Modern Physics," Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara.

2015: April 10, noon: Lecture on "Music and the Making of Modern Science" at Bard College, NY.

2015: January 24, 2:30 pm: book reading on Music and the Making of Modern Science at the St. John's College Bookstore, Santa Fe, NM

2014: Departmental Seminar for the Department of History of Science, Harvard University, on "The Song of the Blood: Music, Melancholia, and Sonic Diagnosis."

2014: Lecture on "The Polyphonic Mind" for the Department of Philosophy, Catholic University of America

2013: Colloquium on “Max Planck’s Cosmic Harmonium,” Department of Physics, Harvard University.

2013: Workshops on “Teaching Science through Dialogue and Discussion," Department of Physics, Harvard University.

2012: Lecture on “Leonhard Euler: Music and the Mathematics of Sadness” for joint meeting of the Modern and Early Science Working Groups, Harvard University.

2011: Lecture on “Persona, Law, and Divinity: The Origins and Significance of the Concept of Personhood” for seminar on Classical Traditions, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University.

2010: Lecture on “Polyphonic Minds: Music and the Mystery of Consciousness” for seminar on Cognitive Studies and the Arts, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University.

2010: Lecture and concert for conference on “The Long Nineteenth Century: Time, History, Culture” at Yale University.

2009: Lecture for Department of Comparative Literature and Early Sciences Working Group, Harvard University; Paul Leonard Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Nevada at Reno.

2008: Ronald James Alexander Memorial Lecturer on Musicology, Stanford University, Lecture for Department of Music, Harvard University.

2006: General Dynamics Distinguished Seminar Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2004: Lecture for Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2003: Lawrence and Joyce Dorr Lecturer, University of North Carolina, Asheville

Concerts

2017:

October 20: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales; Chopin: Rondo, op. 1, and Variations on a German Air

May 5: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Ravel: Menuet antique; Jeux d'eaux; Chopin: Études and Fantasia, op. 49

March 3: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Ravel: A la manière de Chabrier; Sonatine; Chopin: Études, Berceuse, op. 57, and Barcarolle, op. 60.

January 20: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Ravel: Pavane; Miroirs; Chopin: Nouvelle étude, no. 1.

 

2016:

 September 15: Max Planck Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin: "Music, Science, and Nature" (Works by J. S. Bach, François Couperin, John Cage, Maurice Ravel, and Olivier Messiaen)

May 6: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM: Debussy: Danse bohemienne; Berceuse héroique; Élegie; Études (complete)

April 2: Festival on Music, Science, Nature at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: John Cage: Etudes Australes VIII; J. S. Bach, Ricercar à 6.

March 4; St. John's College, Santa Fe; Chopin: Sonata in B-flat minor, op. 35 (“Funeral March”); Études, op. 25 nos. 5, 7, 8, 11; Debussy: La plus que lente; Morceau de Concours; Hommage à Joseph Haydn; Études 4, 6, 7, 8

January 29: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM: Chopin: Sonata no. 1 in C minor, op. 4;  Études, op. 25 nos. 1, 2, 6, 10; Debussy: Études 1, 2,3, 5

 

2015:

October 2: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM, with Robert Marcus, clarinet. Beethoven: Sonata, op. 30 no. 1; Reger: Sonata, op. 107; Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes.

May 1: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Debussy: Images Book II; Chopin: Scherzo in E major, op. 54; Fantasie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, op. 66.

April 9: Bard College, New York. J. S. Bach: The Goldberg Project: Fourteen Canons on the Goldberg Bass (BWV 1086) and the Goldberg Variations (BWV 997). In Bard Hall at noon.

April 3: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Debussy: Préludes Book II (7–12); Chopin: Scherzo in C-sharp minor, op. 39; Impromptu in G-flat major, op. 51.

April 1: The Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM. J. S. Bach: The Goldberg Project: Fourteen Canons on the Goldberg Bass (BWV 1086) and the Goldberg Variations (BWV 997).

March 6: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Debussy: Children's Corner; Chopin: Scherzo in B-flat minor, op. 31; Impromptu in F-sharp major, op. 36.

 

2014:

December 3: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Debussy: Préludes Book II (1–6); Chopin: Scherzo in B minor, op. 20; Impromptu in A-flat major, op. 29.

October 29: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Debussy: Valse romantique; Masques; L'isle joyeuse; Chopin: Ballade in F minor, op. 52

September 26: Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. J. S. Bach: The Goldberg Project: Fourteen Canons on the Goldberg Bass (BWV 1086) and the Goldberg Variations (BWV 997).

July 24: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Stravinsky: Sérénade en La; Bartók: Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm;

July 15 & September 17: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. J. S. Bach: The Goldberg Project: Fourteen Canons on the Goldberg Bass (BWV 1086) and the Goldberg Variations (BWV 997).

May 9: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Debussy: Mazurka (1891); Chopin: Études op. 10, no. 9–12; Debussy: Images book I (1905).

April 18: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Debussy: D’un cahier d’esquisses (1903); Chopin: Études op. 10, no. 5–8; Debussy: Estampes (1903); Chopin; Ballade in A-flat major, op. 47

February 14: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Debussy: Réverie; Danse; Ballade (1890); Chopin: Études op. 10, no. 1–4; Debussy: Pour le piano (1896–1901); Chopin: Ballade in F major, op. 38

January 24: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. Debussy: Préludes Book I.