An Evening with Sir Roger Scruton: On "Music as an Art"
Thursday 23rd August 2018
18:30 - 20:30 at Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Sir Roger Scruton is a world-renowned philosopher; but perhaps he is less well-known as a musician accomplished in playing both piano and organ. In his new book Music As Art, he brings both aspects of his life together to explore music through a philosophical lens, examining histories of music and questions of the moral life.
From communal musical events such as state ceremony and church celebration to the more individual pursuit of musical interests, Sir Roger argues for the need to look at the idea of music as an art once again.
Join Sir Roger this evening as he elaborates on these ideas with curator and journalist Francesca Gavin and discusses the role – the value – of music in the 21st century.
Tickets are £8 / £6 students. Buy online or call 020 7636 1577
Francesca Gavin is the Art Editor of Twin, editor at large at Kaleidoscope and contributing editor at Good Trouble, Art Papers and Semaine.com. She was the co-curator of the Historical Exhibition of Manifesta11 and has curated exhibitions internationally including at the Palais de Tokyo, Site Sheffield and Mu. Gavin is the author of six books including this year's 'Watch This Space', The Book of Hearts, 100 New Artists and Hell Bound: New Gothic Art, and writes for publications including The Financial Times, Dazed, wallpaper*, Mousse, Another and Newsweek. She has a monthly radio show Rough Version on NTS Radio on the relationship between artist and music.
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