Wine and music between East and West: the power and symbolism of images

Around the ‘Wine and Music, harmony and dissonance’ exhibition
COLLOQUIUM / AUDITORIUM / Around the ‘Wine and Music, harmony and dissonance’ exhibition
Friday 22 June at 10 a.m.

Schedule

Start: 10am
Duration: 9hrs00

Accessibility

General public
Ticket available on site or online
Free

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Presentation

Bacchus is the god of intoxication, sensual pleasure, fertility and creative inspiration. He is associated with love, dance and music. This mythical, symbolic, even religious inspiration stands at the heart of numerous plastic and visual artworks, musical and choreographic works, as well as everyday or ceremonial items decorated in an often festive, sometimes philosophical, and even occasionally moralising fashion.

This colloquium of the International Musicological Society Study Group on Musical Iconography is dedicated to images pairing wine with music, but will also expand upon the topics tackled in the exhibition both in terms of their temporality (from ancient times to the modern day) and their cultural environment (from East to West), in order to highlight the wide range of vine, wine and intoxication symbolism combined with music and dance. This will tackle the full range of expression of Greco-Roman and Christian civilisations, as well as Buddhist and Islamic cultures.

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The event will begin on time. The auditorium doors are closed at the start of the event and unoccupied seats are available for reseating. For technical or artistic reasons, latecomers cannot be guaranteed access. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the event to facilitate entry checks.

In partnership with the Institute for Musicology Research (CNRS - National Library of France, French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Paris-Sorbonne University) and the University of Bordeaux.

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