Event

Nov 3, 2020
“The Octave Pleases Everybody”: Marin Mersenne and the Universality of Harmony

The text I am presenting is a part of my dissertation project, “Collecting Ears,” which deals with musical science in early seventeenth-century France. The chapter focuses on the role of ethnographic and travel reports in the work of the French music theorist Marin Mersenne, who aimed to demonstrate that the European music system was the most natural. It places Mersenne’s questions on music within the circulation of objects and peoples in the early modern Mediterranean. 

Address
MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Room
Room 265
Contact and Registration

Attendance is mandatory for Department III members; those from other Departments and Research Groups are welcome! Due to space restrictions, we ask non-Dept. III participants to register in advance. Please send an email to event_dept3@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de if you would like to attend. We have ten spaces for visitors outside of the department.

About This Series

The Department III Colloquium series runs weekly (usually Tuesdays) during the semester. The paper for pre-reading is circulated by email one week in advance.

2020-11-03T14:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2020-11-03 14:00:00 2020-11-03 15:30:00 “The Octave Pleases Everybody”: Marin Mersenne and the Universality of Harmony The text I am presenting is a part of my dissertation project, “Collecting Ears,” which deals with musical science in early seventeenth-century France. The chapter focuses on the role of ethnographic and travel reports in the work of the French music theorist Marin Mersenne, who aimed to demonstrate that the European music system was the most natural. It places Mersenne’s questions on music within the circulation of objects and peoples in the early modern Mediterranean.  MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany Room 265 Europe/Berlin public