Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy in association with the Forum of European Philosophy and the Collège International de Philosophie (Paris)

Monday 20 November 1999
Middlesex University

There are many kinds of music and many ways of understanding it. But there is no music without performances, real or imagined. Music does not exist without musical events inside the head or out in the world occupying determinate passages of time on particular occasions. Perhaps, indeed, the meaning of music is tied to its temporality, and maybe musical performances define and shape their moment in time rather as sculptures define and shape their place in space. The purpose of this conference is to bring together musicians, critics, musicologists, historians and philosophers to explore the significance of music performance. The proceedings will eventually be published in a volume for new Prisms series with Serpent’s Tail.