Concert venues may be built for the enjoyment of music, but could they also function as spaces where political engagement takes place? Jonathan Neufeld, a violist, music critic, and philosophy professor at the College of Charleston, thinks so. Jonathan's interests include exploring the link between public performances and the political public sphere. He has a book under contract with Oxford University Press entitled Music in Public: How Performance Shapes Democracy.
In this interview that aired Thursday, November 16, SCPR's Bradley Fuller speaks with Jonathan about some of the ideas behind the book project and the overlap of citizenship and music-making.