Currently on sabbatical, Associate Professor of Music Steven Nuss has been invited to speak at the 2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness, to be held at Oxford University April 14-17, 2015. The conference brings together scholars from neuroscience, psychology, musicology, cognitive archaeology, philosophy, and many other disciplines whose research explores the phenomenological complexity of music and the relationship between music and consciousness. Nuss will present his new essay, “Trancing in the Palace: Kabbalah, Devotion, and Ritual Consciousness in Morton Feldman’s Palais de Mari (1986).”