In the modern world, music is often part of our everyday lives. How we have created, listened to and performed music has defined our species and our histories. By evaluating the shared link between music, history and our own identities, we are able to see how music in all its facets has shaped our lives and our world.
Join Michael Spitzer as he unravels the complex nature of music, examining musical evolution, the psychology of music, as well as its philosophy and anthropology. Michael aims to reconnect us to our lost musical roots by celebrating the hugely significant role that music has played throughout human history.
About the speaker
Professor Michael Spitzer is Professor of Music at the University of Liverpool. Educated at Merton College, Oxford and Southampton, he taught for 20 years at Durham University. An accomplished pianist, Spitzer is a world-leading authority on Beethoven, but he also writes widely on the philosophy and psychology of music.