Bad Vibrations: Music as a Cause of Disease

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin Map
Tickets: 3 € entry / 5 – 7 € day pass at the door


13:00 14:00

Lecture by James Kennaway.

Music historian James Keannaway explores the "unhealthy" facets of music. Citing examples also published in his book, Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease, Keannaway points out the mostly politicised agendas behind the notion that music can cause illness, from 18th century fears of over-stimulated nerves to the Nazi concept of "degenerate music", concluding with a discussion of the use of music in the "enhanced interrogation techniques" and acoustic weapons of the "War on Terror."


James Kennaway[UK]

Dr James Kennaway is a Historian of Medicine at Groningen University. He has previously worked at Oxford, Stanford, Vienna, Durham and Newcastle.

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