Oberes Belvedere

From the Sublime to the Abominable

Haus der Musik
Haus der Musik - Inge Prader
Haus der Musik

Pursuing music, whether through producing or consuming, is one way to engage with music. Another is the historical examination of music and its creators and interpreters. Philosophy of Music, on the other hand, is a completely different matter: It is concerned with the intellectual permeation of what music is and how it is capable of generating the effect we experience when we are moved, aroused, befuddled, seduced, repulsed or even disgusted and repelled by music. Philosophising is, according to a common expression, the permanent mental remodeling of the being. Music is part of the being. In this respect, it is hardly surprising that this permanent remodel has resulted in numerous and diverse structures that more or less accurately or more or less consistently capture what music and its inherent power are. This exhibition is intended to give the visitor an impression of how multicoloured and admirable, but also astonishing and sometimes disturbing, these mental structures are.

Current Dates

  • Sat. 28 Jan 2023, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 Jan 2023, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Mon. 30 Jan 2023, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Tue. 31 Jan 2023, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.