New Institute for Music and Philosophy

The European Graduate School is proud to announce the launch of a new site for cross-disciplinary research and encounter in London:

           The Institute for Music and Philosophy  
At Livingston Studio and a neighboring theatre in Hampstead, the Institute will experiment with forms of exchange between practitioners in music–accomplished performers, composers, and individuals devoted to the craft of instrument care and creation–and creative researchers engaged by music who come from the sciences, philosophy, and other arts.  The aim will be to produce sparks of inspiration and thought in open discussion at the intersections of the fields of inquiry broadly named in the Institute’s title.  We will challenge the barriers (aesthetic and professional) between performance and reflection through the involvement of all participants.
Join us on November 29, 2023 (6:30 pm), for our launch at J&A Beare.  This event will feature an introduction to the history of the project and our guiding ambitions, together with a presentation by Matthew Barley, music, and refreshments.
On the evening of November 30 (6:30pm), we will again convene in the office of J&A Beare for a free discussion about the directions of our project.  We want to stress, again, that this will be a very open endeavour, responsive to the interests of those who wish to participate.  We have a few ideas to explore; we seek many more.
Those interested in joining us for either or both events should contact Christopher Fynsk (
Space is limited, so we ask you to request a place in advance on our guest list.