“Late Moves: Music and Creativity”

  • February 8, 2017 • 5 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Danforth University Center, Goldberg Formal Lounge

How does age impact the work of creative artists? Does an artist’s accumulated knowledge and experience, combined with a sense that time is finite, create the conditions for especially intense or heightened expression? And how do these dynamics – common to artists of all kinds – play out in the realm of music composition?

The internationally-renowned pianist Jonathan Biss explores these questions of “late style” creativity in a panel discussion with WashU music scholar Dolores Pesce, and psychologist Brian Carpenter; Music professor and department chair, Todd Decker, will moderate.