Music in times of a pandemic

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Organised by:

British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

09 February 2021

Time: 20:15 - 21:45

Price: £25

Location: online


The experience of music has been deeply affected by the pandemic. Musicians, whose life and soul go into performing music, have been forced to stay at home or play in empty hall. Music lovers have been deprived of their cultural nourishment, choir singers of an important part of their lives. Yet, there have also been creative new ways of performing and enjoying music, which may have influence beyond the pandemic. This throws up fundamental questions of listening, so central to music as well as psychoanalysis.

The conductor Mark Wigglesworth, author of “The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters”, will be in dialogue with the psychoanalyst Roger Kennedy, author of “The Power of Music: Psychoanalytic Explorations” and other books. The event will be chaired by the psychoanalyst and musician Anthea Gomez.

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