Event Info

The Musicology Colloquium series hosts Tufts musicologist Frank Lehman in a discussion titled "Thematic Transformation in Star Wars: Techniques, Critiques, and Misconceptions."

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

About the Artist:

Lehman's research interests include film music, chromaticism, Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century art music, John Williams, transformation theory, and music aesthetics. He is currently completing a monograph entitled Hollywood Harmony that bridges music theory with the fields of film musicology, film theory, and music psychology. The book examines the way that music in American cinema structures a filmgoer's experience of both narrative and temporality, and it focuses especially on the evocation of the affect of wonder through non-functional 'pantriadic' chromaticism.