Why are we scared of new classical music?

Scheuregger, Martin (2018) Why are we scared of new classical music? In: TEDx Brayford Pool, 30 June 2018.

Full content URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gm6AvhMF1M

Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Other)
Item Status:Live Archive


Why are we so scared of new classical music? As a classical composer and new music scholar, I write (and write about) music that I know creates fear in audiences. But what do we fear: the unknown, the new or simply that we won’t ‘understand’ it? This talk will explore the cultural context of new classical music and show how it is sidelined by musical organisations to such an extent that audiences have developed a fear of the new. With examples drawn from my own research and practice, I will demonstrate how we can all emerge from behind the sofa – or concert hall seats – and engage with this fascinating musical world and help save new music before it’s too late.

Keywords:TED, Contemporary Music, New Music, Classical Music
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
Related URLs:
ID Code:35176
Deposited On:04 Mar 2019 07:31

Repository Staff Only: item control page