Meditations on Tuning

Wednesday 15 December 2021
Time
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Online event
Cost
Free
Type
Lectures and seminars
Audience
General public

Professor John Mowitt teases out various inflections of the notion of attunement, its limitations and new possibilities.

Attunement provides a resonant concept for examining how consciousness and world meet. This seminar, part of the 2021–22 Sadler Seminar Series ‘Tunings of the World’, puts its philosophical treatment in dialogue with the trope of ‘world music’ and with practices of alternative tunings, opening to the suggestive value of world dissonance.

The project this seminar inaugurates is one whose constitutive inter-disciplinarity is designed to open this conversation to many. At the same time, it reminds us all that attuning to a discipline often involves listening to what it only struggles to give voice to.

Professor John Mowitt is Leadership Chair in Critical Humanities in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.

Image: Detail from Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atque technica historia [Tractatus secundus de naturae simia seu technica macrocosmi historia] / [Robert Fludd].

Credit: Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark.