Susan Frykberg will present the thinking outlined in Jeremy Begbie’s book Resounding Truth – Christian Wisdom in the World of Music. After presenting an overview of the contents of the book, three ideas from it will be offered for discussion: a) what Begbie calls The Great Tradition, a philosophy of music and sound that has its origins in the work of Pythagoras (C6th BCE) but continues through to the present day; b) the harmonic series – a ‘feels like magic but is actually science’ description of some aspects of the nature of sound and listening; c) Christian Ecology and Music – a framework for thinking about music based on a gospel ecology.
About the presenter: Susan Frykberg is a composer, sound artist, and theologian who is currently completing her Ph.D. at Monash University on Spirituality and Electronic Music.
The last session for 2022 program for Spiritual Reading Group is on Wednesday 16 November with Susan Southall on Constantine Cavafy.
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