Youmans to discuss impact of music in Hollywood cinema at Research Unplugged

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Charles Youmans will present "Score! The Impact of Music in Hollywood Movies" at Research Unplugged event of the semester on Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in Schlow Centre Region Library, downtown State College. Youmans is a music historian and associate professor of musicology and frequently teaches the popular course Film Music.

In addition to film scores, Youman's research encompasses the musical aesthetics in late nineteenth-century Germany and Austria. His book "Richard Strauss's Orchestral Music and the German Intellectual Tradition," from Indiana University Press, examines the influence of Goethe, Wagner, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on the music and programs of Strauss's tone poems. Youmans has published widely and presented papers at conferences in the United States and Germany.

Research Unplugged is in its 10th year of bringing together a broad range of Penn State researchers and the State College community for informal conversation.

All events will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. each Thursday through Nov. 14, and are free and open to the public, with complimentary light refreshments. Limited free parking is available at Schlow Library beginning at 11:45 a.m. The series is made possible with the support of Penn State and Schlow Library.

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Last Updated October 28, 2013