34th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

The Most Spiritual of the Arts: Music, Modernity, and the Search for the Sacred

Speaker: Sir James MacMillan, composer, conductor and artistic director

Thursday, 9th May 2019 at 6.15 PM

As a composer with an acute interest in the theological reflections which underpin much of what he does, Sir James MacMillan tries here to account for this art form which religious and non-religious alike often refer to as 'the most spiritual of the arts'. He argues that the search for the sacred did not end with modernity in music and that, if anything, it has grown and become more complex.

Listen to the lecture (audio file on an external website)