Nietzsche’s Muses: An examination of Nietzsche’s philosophy as it relates to music and dance (Lecture in German or English)

Over the last few years, I have been avidly studying philosophy – particularly the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. This lecture elaborates on Nietzsche‘s ideas of identity, freedom, and creativity and connects these ideas to the world of music. I examine Nietzsche‘s relationship to Richard Wagner and his music, Nietzsche‘s studies on rhythm, as well as his own ambitions as a composer. I also discuss improvisation from a philosophical point of […]

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Great Philosophers on Music: Freedom in Improvisation (Lecture in English)

This lecture is an attempt to combine philosophy with music. It elaborates on the following questions: When we improvise, how free are we really? What kind of freedom is that? What role did music play for philosophers like Nietzsche and Schopenhauer? Would Nietzsche have liked today’s music and if so, what kind of music: chaotic free […]

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