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Fri, May 19, 2023
3:00 pm
- Sat, May 20, 2023
5:00 pm


Free, unticketed

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A two-day symposium on musical instruments as tools of experimentation and as audible embodiments of theoretical ideas about music across cultures and historical periods.



Call for Papers

Friday, May 19: afternoon session (3:00 pm–6:15 pm)

Saturday, May 20: morning session (9:00 am–12:45 pm), afternoon session (2:00 pm–5:00 pm)


We are delighted that Prof. Alexander Rehding (Harvard University) will deliver the symposium’s keynote address.

Organized by Marcel Camprubi (PhD candidate, musicology) with the assistance of Sophie Brady (PhD candidate, musicology) and Joyce Wei-Jo Chen (PhD candidate, musicology and IHUM).

The event is made possible through the generous support of the Princeton University Department of Music, the Humanities Council, the Center for Collaborative History, and the Graduate School. Questions can be sent to instrumentsmt -at-

Information about visiting Princeton University, including directions, parking, lodging, and campus maps can be found here.

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