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22
Jun

Musical Meaning: Is There Such a Thing?

By Lawrence Kramer, author of Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History                                         In his classic study of perception, the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty describes the experience of listening to a classical sonata, which …

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21
Mar

Sound as a Path to Knowledge

By Lawrence Kramer, author of The Hum of the World: A Philosophy of Listening If you had been taking a walk and when you came back I asked you what you had …

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23
Mar

Becoming Haunted: The Music in Your Head

Guest Post by Lawrence Kramer “Why do we personify ourselves in music?” The question, emphasis included, came up in an earlier blog post of mine dealing with the impromptu competition among readers …

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