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The Archetype of Modern Man: Self-Reliance

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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The Archetype of Modern Man is four-part series developed by Houston-musician and writer Elizabeth Newkirk. The project features a philosophical narrative alongside a classical music concert and visual art program. Each presentation explores a condition of modern man: loneliness, self-reliance, Americanism, and nihilism.

A special thanks to German Consulate of Houston, Steinway & Sons of Houston, and the Houston Arts Alliance for their partnership and support.


Philosopher David Liakos, violinist Antonio Cevallos, and pianist Elizabeth Newkirk come together to explore Self-Reliance. Featuring Maurice Ravel’s popular “Blues” and Richard Strauss’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Liakos contemplates the tension between self-reliance and conforming to authority. He argues that this tension must be dialectically overcome through a first-person study of the past, which affirms both the “solitude” of thinking and the authority of art, history, and religion.


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