Lecture about bad music

Live stream ready 6:55pm, July 7, 2021

Image supplied by the composer, Matthew Shlomowitz

Lecture About Bad Music draws on scholarship from a range of fields to look at what is going on when we make aesthetic judgements. Employing musical demonstrations and recreations of psychological experiments, the work explores whether a piece of music can be inherently bad, or if all such judgements are purely subjective.

This performance is joined by Lionel McLion to offer a perspective from the broader animal kingdom. Lionel will host a post-concert talk to better understand your thoughts on bad music.