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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.251.6272.