Project LENS (Spring 2014)
Ariel Mitnick, Alan Toda-Ambaras, Rainer Crosett
Project LENS: Live Exchange of Notes and Sounds is an integrated collaborative that aims to reveal synergies between music and ideas in the world beyond. Each event will illuminate a central topic by weaving together two threads: a TalkThread, an exciting presentation of an idea, theory, or story; and a MusicThread spun of works from the classical repertoire. Project LENS will launch in Fall 2014.
For more information, check out their website: www.experiencelens.com
February 13th @ 7:30pm
The Myth of Modern Violence
John Knowles Paine Hall, Harvard University
In his book "The Better Angels of Our Nature," Steven Pinker argues that physical violence has declined throughout human history. But in music, it seems that portrayals of violence are on the rise. How can we reconcile these two trends? Join renowned psychologist and writer Steven Pinker, the Grammy-winning Parker Quartet, and team LENS to explore violence in the world and in music.