"Music, Language and Mathematics" – Science Educator and Musician Alex Sabbeth to Lecture at UNC Asheville on April 1

Alex Sabbeth, a science educator and professional violinist, will deliver a lecture, "Music, Language and Mathematics," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. This event is free and open to the public.

Sabbeth holds degrees in philosophy and music, and has played violin in orchestras in Atlanta and New Orleans. He has written a children's book, Rubber-Band Banjos and a Java Jive Bass: Projects and Activities on the Science of Music and Sound (Jossey-Bass, 1997) and taught classes for both children and adults. In his lecture, Sabbeth argues that the comparison of music to language and mathematics collapses under scrutiny, and music's value must be sought elsewhere.

Sabbeth’s lecture is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Humanities Program, and by the Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor of Humanities. For more information, contact Brian Butler, Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor of Humanities, at bbutler@unca.edu or 828.251.6272.