Public Research Seminar: Dr Caroline Potter - Pierre Boulez, surrealist

Public Research Seminar: Dr Caroline Potter - Pierre Boulez, surrealist

Public Research Seminar Series

Date and time
23 Oct 2018 (3:30pm - 5:00pm)
Location

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Workshop 1

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR

Price

£5

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Dr Caroline Potter (University of London) – Pierre Boulez, surrealist

Pierre Boulez’s creative output has usually been studied from a music analytical perspective in the context of serialism, but here, Dr Caroline Porter contends that the French literary and broader intellectual context was ultimately at least as important to the composer.

While Boulez’s extensive published writings rarely mention surrealism, Dr Potter argues that surrealist writings and concepts had a crucial impact on his music in his formative years (1945-8).