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Forum Series: Reactionary Rhetoric

  • Steven Baxter Recital Studio YST Conservatory 117376 Singapore (map)



Reactionary Rhetoric: Online versus Print in Musical Research (Is the Internet’s Version of Music History Fact or Fake News?)

The appreciation of music from both the performer’s and the listener’s standpoint is dependent upon understanding its societal and historical context.  Where is such knowledge to be found today?  Do online resources help or hinder our quest for knowledge and understanding? 

Following the examples of the Ancient Greek academics, whose public epideictic promoted lively philosophical debates, two of our very own Ancient YST academics will stage an open discussion on the issue of knowledge and understanding for 21st century students.  Does the vast profusion of materials and information available online equate to increased knowledge and understanding?  Does it offer an easy pathway to clarity of understanding, or does it merely cloud issues with fake news?  Is it wise, or indeed safe, to rely upon the open forum of online resources in our academic quest for knowledge and understanding, or do the traditional print media still hold the essential keys?

Witness the Reactionary and the Revolutionary as Greg and Marc move their Greek and Medieval style disputations from the Faculty lounge and 3rd floor corridor into the Recital Studio.  Be amazed as they indulge in civilized combat, armed only with their knowledge, understanding, prejudice and rolled up copies of the YST Event Guide.  


• Free admission.
• All event information is correct at time of print.
• Out of respect for other concertgoers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.

Earlier Event: October 5
Beethoven im Garten
Later Event: October 9
Wednesday Noon Recital