Hearts in Harmony: Hymns as Communication Technology

Speaker(s): Janet Danielson
Date: Summer 2016
Length: 1h 20m
Product ID: RGDL4602K

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Some consider hymns a rich heritage, while others find them an outmoded tradition. But few have considered the 'classic' hymn style itself, which was forged at a time of rapid technological advancement. Was this a mere coincidence? Were there common theological and cultural concerns behind the development both of technology and of hymn as a musical genre? This talk will explore recent findings from neuroscience and anthropology that might help us better appreciate hymns as a unique technology for the communication of human intentions.

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Janet Danielson is a senior lecturer in the music department at Simon Fraser University.

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