|Can music be destructive? What is the role of music in criminal law? Is it fair to use rap lyrics as evidence against their authors? Addressing these questions, on Wednesday, November 14th, musicologist Lily Hirsch will give two talks on Rap Lyrics as Evidence of Crime. Her talks should be of interest to lovers of music, those intrigued by music’s changing roles today, as well as those involved in law or law enforcement. Her talks should also be of general interest; after all, music affects society in surprising ways. In her talk she offers some insight into this influence and provides the potential means to decode music’s contemporary functions beyond the concert hall.
She will give two presentations, one at 10 a.m. and another at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, November 14th, in the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities. Please let your students, friends, and colleagues know about what promises to be an intriguing and lively discussion of the issues she addresses. Lily Hirsch was most recently Assistant Professor of Music at Cleveland State University. She has published A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany and her latest book is Music in American Crime Prevention and Punishment.
The talks are open to the public with free admission and parking. For information call 395-4339.