Death in Classical Music | Unconventional Talks on Music


Date & Time – Wednesday, 22 February at 7 PM – 10 PM
Venue  American University of Armenia, PAB, Auditorium 308E (40 Baghramyan Ave., Yerevan)

! The seats are limited. Please confirm your attendance beforehand by sending an e-mail to Ani Baghumyan at auamusictalks@gmail.comThe language of the event is English.

The series of public lectures on music at AUA are getting increasingly exciting! This time the topic of the lecture is death. Classical music, as any other form of art, has always had numerous references to death and what emotional turbulences a human being goes through immediately before it. The host of the lecture – Araks Shahinyan – will try to present some of thevarious means of expressing death. To learn what psychological, emotional, and aesthetic faces death has in classical music, come join us on February 22 at 7pm in Auditorium 308E.

Born in a city 29 years older than Rome, Araks Shahinyan is a fortunate graduate with excellence of two higher education institutions, namely Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences (BA) and American University of Armenia, School of Political Sciences and International Affairs (MA). Further studies include the American Institute of Political and Economic Systems at Charles University, Prague.

Having music background and being incessantly engaged in self-education, Araks – an enthusiastic, outspoken writer on the philosophy and aesthetics of classical music, a published author – has participated in a number of international conferences, writing research papers and presenting topics from fine arts to literature, from classical music to political science and international affairs. Her multidisciplinary and unconventional approach towards the analysis of music provides a peculiar and comprehensive understanding for the vitality of music and art in general.

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