I Music-Philosophy Congress

“Pythagorean Intuition: Humanity’s Educational Music”
Ronda, 2004

Under  the  title  above,  the  conference  in  Ronda  brought  together  philosophers, composers, performers, linguists, and musicologists who tried to explain to themselves why music is a “cultural universal,” that is, something that is common to all cultures.

In fact, it is evident not only that there is no society without music but also that there is no society in which music does not play a structural role in aspects as fundamental as rites of passage—religious or secular—or children’s education.

Probably all heads of educational institutions would accept this theory of music as a fundamental part of that which forges humanity, and yet its consequences are never applied. At least its main consequence, which is a general musical education for all of humanity,  is  an  effective  presence  of  music  in  general  education  and  a  kind  of continuous education, something clearly very far from the reality.

Participants/Lectures:

Daniel Lipton – Music and Speech
Agustín García Calvo – Musica Ex Linguae
Begoña López The Consequences of Improper Musical Education in Children
Alberto Zedda – Music in the Expression of
Feelings
Carlos Álvarez – A Conversation with Carlos Álvarez
Eva Laínsa Music as an Instrumental Discipline in Children’s and Primary Education Francisco Jarauta Si Mallarmé… For an Education Open to the Poetic Word
Víctor Gómez Pin Humanity’s Basic Baggage (Musical Structures, Mathematical Structures, Grammatical Structures)
María Angels Subirats – Music as a Cultural Universal Ángel Gabilondo – Compendium Musicae
Tomás Marco The Educational Value of Contemporary Creation