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Music Before Humans

How did music, as we call it, originate? Professor John Haines’ presentation will explore music and its origins by beginning a few centuries ago and working backwards
millions of years.

Presented by: Faculty of Arts & Science
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Monday, February 26, 2024 Alumni Hall, Victoria College 73 Queen’s Park Crescent Toronto. 6 pm to 8 pm Lecture followed by reception, In-person only

The Jackman Humanities Institute invites you to a thrilling lecture on the history of music. This year’s Wiegand Memorial Foundation Lecture, “Music Before Humans”, will be delivered by John Haines, a professor of music history and medieval studies at the University of Toronto.

John Haines has written books, articles and encyclopedia entries on topics ranging from early Romance song to film music. His first book, Eight Centuries of Troubadours, was published in 2004 with Cambridge University Press. His current projects include an investigation into the non-human origins of music.

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