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Karen Cook
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  • Bloomfield, CT
  • United States

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Intérêt principal (principal interest)
Ars nova
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My dissertation was on the development of small rhythmic values from the beginning of the Ars Nova through the mid-fifteenth century. I look at the various ways in which "the semiminim" was treated theoretically and in practice during the Ars Nova, ars subtilior/proportional notation, and later in the transition to void notation. I have a deep fascination with the creation and use of unique rhythmic note shapes, of proportional types of notation, of routes of transmission, of cultural interactions. I am also a singer, player, and director of early music.
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Posted on November 23, 2011 at 13:30 0 Comments

I do hope I'm posting this correctly!  So, about me.  I am a 6th-year doctoral student in musicology at Duke University (Durham, NC, USA), currently completing a dissertation on the creation and evolution of the semiminim, ca. 1350-1450.  I am fascinated by all things notation, and in my work I am untangling on the one hand the theoretical debates over the term, the various attempts to rename the unit, and how this duration has been prescribed in treatises, and on the other hand what the…


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At 14:30 on June 23, 2011, Dominique Gatté said…
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