Sydney’s Philosophy in the Café - Philo Agora
Welcome to Philo Agora 2014. Second Wednesday of the month. 7 for 7:30 at Abla Pastry, 425 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill.
Wednesday, November 12, Mark Marusic, Issues of Authenticity in Rock Music.
Mark Marusic is an inner west poet, novelist and essayist. He has been a regular at Continental Philosophy Group for 20 years, as well as an attender at PhiloAgora for many years
This Talk is the second part of Mark's succesful talk from March on the Philosophy of Rock.
Authenticity (also spoken of as "unmediated expression") becomes far more complex when one addresses the questions of how meaning is constructed, and how it can be deconstructed. I will look at the authenticity/commerciality debate, the high culture/low culture dialectic, and the disolution of this dialectic through postmodernist forms of artifice (allegory, pastiche, parody, quotation and 'piracy' from previous cultural forms). A feature will be the study of a number of musicians for whom playing a role/alter egos/self reinvention is notable in their work.
The cover charge is $8 for the talk which includes your first cup of coffee or tea. Come early from 6:30pm and join the regulars in a pastry and coffee before the presentation. The cost of the night is $8 which includes your first cup of coffee or tea.
This will be our last talk for the year. For December we will be looking at a social occasion in lieu of a talk. We will advise in plenty of time.
We look forward to your attendance and participation.