Bite size: Music and how it goes

Beethoven Autograph of Sonata Op109, 2nd movement. Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  • The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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Tempo - our perception of the passing of time - is crucial to musical interpretation. Musical descriptive terms, such as allegro, can be directives of speed as well as implications of musical character. The surface of a musical work can seem fast, but the underlying structure can evolve slowly. How would we perceive such a work? How do composers create the sonic landscape they envision within a purely musical context? 

Dr Robert Taub will explore in this talk the temporal ways in which we perceive music.

Date: Wednesday 12 February
Time: 13:00 – 13:45
Venue: The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building
Free admission, booking is essential

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Slow Painting exhibition

Friday 24 January – Saturday 28 March | The Levinsky Gallery 

Art has reacted, like everything else, to digital technology, both on the level of making and reception. 'Slow Painting' offers a counterbalance to an accelerating world, comprising works that illustrate the role of painting as a rewarding repository of time.

This Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition is curated by writer and critic, Martin Herbert, and features the work of 19 talented artists. It's an exhibition of paintings that take their time, and invite us to do the same. 

Find out more about the exhibition

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