Concert and Keynote (Wed./Thurs.) location is the McClintock Choral Rehearsal Room.
Accompanying the rise of authoritarian political movements across the globe in the last decade has been renewed public interest in the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt (1906–1975). Her critique of totalitarianism, provocative thesis on the “banality of evil,” and full-throated defense of the democratic public sphere have retained their value in the decades since she first proposed them. What has received far less attention is her consideration of the relationship between politics and the arts and listening, particularly as they are connected by the human faculty of judgement and the development of common sense. An international group of scholars and artists will gather for a workshop on the role of music, art, and political judgement in resilient democracies.
In addition to the scholarly presentations, the event will launch with a concert by a.pe.ri.od.ic, that will feature music inspired by and in dialog with Hannah Arendt’s aesthetics and the writings of Cecilia Sjöholm and Brigid Cohen.
Wednesday, May 18
7:30pm: Concert by a.pe.ri.od.ic with music by Yoko Ono, Antoine Beuger, et al.
Thursday, May 19
5pm: Keynote by Prof. Sjöholm with response by Prof. Anna Parkinson
Friday, May 20
9am–5pm: Presentations by Andrea Bohlman, Brigid Cohen, Susannah Gottlieb, Jonas Roenbrück, and Ben Steege with PhD student responses (Jean Gimble Lane, RCMA)
When: Wed, 05/18/2022 – Fri, 05/20/2022
Where: Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, 70 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, IL
Price: Free and Open to the Public
For more information, please visit www.goethe.de