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August 9, 2021
  • Session de chant grégorien

  • Aug 9, 2021 at 14:00 to Aug 14, 2021 at 18:30
  • Location: Gironde
  • Description:

    Session d’approfondissement dans la connaissance et l’exécution du chant grégorien.
    L’esprit de prière, âme du chant grégorien, est l’objet premier de cette session.
    Thèmes abordés :
    – l’unité et la clarté du chant choral
    – l’art du rythme
    – la modalité
    – la sémiologie
    – la (re)découverte de pièces inconnues du répertoire.

    La session s’adresse à tous les hommes ou jeunes gens (dont la voix a mué), désireux de travailler à la gloire du Bon Dieu dans le chant grégorien, partie intégrante de la liturgie.
    Nous travaillerons particulièrement cette année l’inclusion des jeunes voix dans les chorales, la consolidation des chorales existantes et l’approfondissement chez les anciens.

    Notre référence est ce qu’il est convenu de nommer la méthode de Solesmes, élaborée sous l’impulsion de Dom Guéranger, mise en œuvre par Dom Mocquereau et Dom Gajard, appuyée par saint Pie X.

    Inscription ici

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July 5, 2021
  • MedRen 2021 Lisbon

  • Jul 5, 2021 at 18:00 to Jul 9, 2021 at 19:00
  • Location: Lisbonne
  • Description:

    On 5–9 July 2021, the FCSH–School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa will host the 49th edition of the Medieval and Renaissance International Music Conference – MedRen 2021 Lisbon – which is to be organised by CESEM–Centre for the Study of the Sociology
    and Aesthetics of Music.

    MedRen 2021 Lisbon will be a mixed in-person–online event, offering three options to speakers: present in-person; pre-record but participate in a live discussion; both present and participate in a discussion live but remotely.

    All proposals should be written in English and submitted via the conference website

    Deadline: 23 January 2021

  • Created by: Océane Boudeau
May 21, 2021
April 22, 2021
  • Worldwide Music Conference (WWMC) — Scientific World Explores Music

  • Apr 22, 2021 to Apr 23, 2021
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Description:

    Worldwide Music Conference (WWMC) brings together scientists from various fields (music theory, biology, psychology, ethnography, anthropology, paleography, mathematics, acoustics, and others) to make their achievements in music studies available to the entire music research community, to help them find connections for further research and spread their discoveries.

    The WWMC 2021 Call for Papers includes miscellaneous topics, among them:

    ♫ Theoretical concepts of music in general and its individual aspects

    ♫ Music from the perspective of psychology and physiology

    ♫ Mathematical methods in music-theoretical research

    ♫ The diversity of forms of musical thinking in different cultures and different epochs

    ♫ Music technology from a scientific perspective

    To find out more, to submit your abstract or full paper and register, visit the WWMC 2021 website:

  • Created by: Andrey Bayadzhan
April 13, 2021
  • Women in Sacred Chant: Past and Present

  • Apr 13, 2021 from 20:00 to 21:30
  • Location: online
  • Description:


    Our panelists will explore the role of women — as composers and as performers — in sacred Western and Eastern chant from ancient times to the present day, including music by Kassianí (Kassía) and Hildegard of Bingen. This is a history often marginalized or even disregarded in general histories of Christianity, yet it has been — and continues to be — important to the continuing vitality of sacred music as an art form and as a crucial mode of religious expression.

    Click here to register, and join us for an animated discussion!

    This will be recorded and posted here following the live discussion.

    What: Celebrating Cappella Romana’s release of Hymns of Kassianí, the earliest music we have by a female composer. Susan Ashbrook Harvey (Brown Univ.) and Cappella Romana music director Alexander Lingas host a discussion with Photini Downie Robinson (Cappella Romana), Sevi Mazera-Mamali (ADOUSAI Byzantine Women’s Choir, Volos, Greece), and Anna Song (In Mulieribus). In collaboration with City, Univer

  • Created by: Oliver Gerlach
April 12, 2021
  • In memoriam për Gianni Belluscion (International Conference tomorrow)

  • Apr 12, 2021 from 12:00 to 17:00
  • Location: online
  • Description:

    Gianni Belluscio, my dear linguistic partner doing fieldwork at Arbëresh communities, has died on Easter morning last year. His wife Giusi who was very ill, died three days later. He had the finest ears for Albanian language to document and understand the differences between the villages. Due to his worldwide reputation he was officially asked to estimate the current state of Arbëresh language from an insider perspective and to correct wrongly estimated numbers of active speakers based on administrational population statistics.

    9126704484?profile=originalDoing fieldwork with Gianni at San Cosmo Albanese (Strigàri) on the patronal feast Saint Cosma and Damian (27 September 2012)


    I Cantori di San Basile (Gianni Belluscio, Alberto Bellizzi, Samuel Bellizzi) while rehearsing at San Basile for the Berlin tournee, we got some interested young visitors


    Informing the public about a dramatic decline of language diversity worldwide (together with Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Elisabeth Verhoeven and Tom Güldemann) 

    After Giovan Batt

  • Created by: Oliver Gerlach
March 21, 2021
  • Cello concerto by Nicola Antonio Porpora (17.30)

  • Mar 21, 2021 from 17:30 to 18:30
  • Location: Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena
  • Description:

    Concerto per violoncello e archi in Sol maggiore di Nicola Antonio Porpora


    Un appuntamento doppio il 21 marzo per Fondazione Pietà de’ turchini in occasione della Giornata Europea della Musica Antica.

    Alle ore 17.30 Il Concerto per violoncello e archi in Sol maggiore di Nicola Antonio Porpora, tra i migliori esempi del ridotto corpus di musica strumentale del maestro, uniformemente caratterizzato da alta o altissima qualità:





    Al violoncello, Catherine Jones con Talenti Vulcanici – ensemble della Pietà de’ Turchini diretta da Stefano Demicheli

    In Live streaming sulla piattaforma della Fondazione Pietà de’ Turchini

    Early Music Day

  • Created by: Oliver Gerlach
  • Concerts in Naples in live-streaming: Josquin Desprez (now 11.30 am)

  • Mar 21, 2021 from 11:30 to 13:00
  • Location: Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena
  • Description:

    «Sublime ingegno» L'arte di Josquin Desprez

    Ensemble «De labyrintho» con i tenori dell' Ensemble InCanto di Partenope

    Live from the Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena (Naples)

    Organised by the Fondazione Pietà de' Turchini

    IX Edizione della Giornata europea della Musica Antica (Early Music Day)

    Live-stream should be started in the frame, otherwise try the link of the event

  • Created by: Oliver Gerlach
February 18, 2021
  • Seminars in Medieval and Renaissance Music 2021

  • Feb 18, 2021 to Mar 4, 2021
  • Location: All Souls College
  • Description:

    Seminars in Medieval and Renaissance Music 

    All Souls College, Oxford 

    Hilary Term, 2021 

    Seminar programme 

    DL Full program

    18 February 2021, 5 p.m.  

    Charles M. Atkinson (The Ohio State University and Universität Würzburg) 

    On Modulation in Eastern and Western Chant: Techniques, Texts, and Rhetoric 

    Discussants: Calvin Bower (University of Notre Dame), Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge), Alexander Lingas (City, University of London, EHRC Oxford, and Cappella Romana) 

    Abstract: This paper will focus on the discussions of modulation in Regino of Prüm's Epistola de harmonica institutione (ca. 900 C.E.), Manuel Chrysaphes' On the Theory of the Art of Chanting (1458 C.E.), and the anonymous 9th-century Scolica enchiriadis, and will present musical examples illustrating the techniques described in these works...

    4 March 2021, 5 p.m. 

    Cristina Alis Raurich (Schola Cantorum, Basel and Universität Würzburg)  

    Flos vernalis and Robertsbridge intabulation style: ornamentation, diminut

  • Created by: Dominique Gatté
February 15, 2021
December 22, 2020
December 13, 2020
  • Concert live-stream of a recital for Violin and Violoncello

  • Dec 13, 2020 from 18:00 to 20:00
  • Location: Logenhaus Berlin
  • Description:

    Julia Smirnova -Violine
    Konstantin Manaev - Violoncello


    Johanna Doderer 1969*
    «Volcano» für Violine und Violoncello (2015)
    Zoltán Kodály 1882-1967
    Duo für Violine und Violoncello Op. 7
    Allegro serioso, non troppo
    Adagio – Andante
    Maestoso e largemente – Presto
    Reinhold Glière 1875-1956
    Berceuse, Canzonetta und Scherzo aus Acht Stücke für Violine und Violoncello Op. 8
    Thoralf Dietrich 1992*
    Circular Music I (2020) – Uraufführung

    Ondrey Kukal 1964 *
    «Present» für Violin und Violoncello (1992)
  • Created by: Oliver Gerlach
November 11, 2020

  • Nov 11, 2020 from 16:00 to 18:00
  • Location: Zoom
  • Description:

    The Workshop will take place on Zoom on Wednesday 11 November 2020, 4-6PM CET.

    This Workshop is organized around the preparation of the forthcoming book ‘Scriptor, Cantor & Notator: The Materiality of Sound in Chant Manuscripts’, to be published by Brepols in the series ‘Musicalia Antiquitatis & Medii Aevi’ (MUSAM). The three editors (Elsa De Luca, Jean-François Goudesenne, Ivan Moody) invited all the contributors to a virtual round table in order to discuss the ideas, contents, methodologies and manuscripts studied in the book.

    ‘Scriptor, Cantor & Notator: The Materiality of Sound in Chant Manuscripts’ aims to showcase the most recent advances and trends in studies of music palaeography and techniques of preparing modern editions of early music, with a primary focus on liturgical chant. The object of this palaeographical and musical investigation is the tradition of Christian “plainchant” in Western Europe and the Byzantine world through the Middle Ages and beyond. By presenting several

  • Created by: Elsa De Luca
October 20, 2020
  • The 10th Anniversary International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony in Tbilisi online

  • Oct 20, 2020 to Oct 24, 2020
  • Location: Tbilisi State Conservatory
  • Description:

    9126707684?profile=originalFrom October 20 to October 24, 2020 the Tbilisi State Conservatory, the International Center of Georgian Folk Song, and the Georgian State Folklore Center will be holding the 10th Anniversary Symposium on Traditional Polyphony. The symposium will take place at the Tbilisi State Conservatory, under the patronage of the President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili and the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports.

    The Tbilisi Symposia present contemporry trends in world scholarship on polyphony and promote the integration of Georgian ethnomusicology with Western ethnomusicology. These symposia have played a major role in arousing the interest of foreign scholars, who unanimously recognize its special place in the musical culture of the peoples of the world, in the study of Georgian polyphony.

    41 scholars from 19 countries will take part in the tenth anniversary symposium. This year’s symposium will be held under special circumstances – given the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic –

  • Created by: Oliver Gerlach
October 1, 2020
  • Call for papers - Appel à communications 1st Febr. 2020

  • Oct 1, 2020 at 10:00 to Oct 2, 2020 at 18:00
  • Location: Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève
  • Description:

    APPEL À COMMUNICATION Colloque « Transmettre la musique ». Colloque international organisé par la BSG, la BnF et l’IReMus, les 1-2 oct. 2020

    Depuis 2016, un ambitieux programme de numérisation réunit la BnF, la Mazarine et Ste-Geneviève pour un vaste corpus de plus de mille documents du 11e au 20e s. consacrés à la musique et incluant des partitions manuscrites et imprimées, des récits, des essais théoriques et critiques, manuels pédagogiques. Les fonds musicaux de Ste-Geneviève excèdent toutefois largement ce corpus numérisé déjà très riche. Afin de mettre en valeur ces collections exceptionnelles, la bibliothèque place l’année 2020 sous le thème de la musique et proposera plusieurs événements dont ce colloque, un des moments les plus importants. La thématique « Transmettre la musique » sera l’occasion de reprendre des travaux sur la constitution des fonds musicaux en bibliothèques, à travers notamment les exemples du dép. de la Musique de la BnF et de la BSG, parmi les plus précieux ;

  • Created by: GOUDESENNE
September 11, 2020
July 10, 2020
  • International Course on Medieval Music Performance of Besalú/Lleida

  • Jul 10, 2020 to Jul 27, 2020
  • Location: Besalú / Lleida
  • Description:

    9th International Course on Medieval Music Performance (Besalú/Lleida 2020)

    Paris 1100-1350: Secular and Sacred Music from the Most Vibrant and Sophisticated City of the Middle Ages

    Between the 12th and the 14th centuries the city of Paris became one of the most emblematic and awe-inspiring places in the Medieval West. The great thinkers and teachers of the time gathered around its university, merchants and their trade strengthened an ever-growing economy, and the new Cathedral of Notre Dame became a centre of outstanding artistic development.

    Paris’ growth prompted an extraordinary musical progress: the music of the Church was embellished by the most magnificent polyphony (organum and conductus), the monophonic song in Latin and French (clerical and trouvère) became an unprecedented vehicle for religious and secular expression, the intricate polytextual motet was created for the entertainment of intellectuals, and instrumental and dance music grew more complexed and was heard in every co

  • Created by: Raúl Lacilla Crespo
June 29, 2020
  • Performance Practice and Sound Production at the Core of Medieval Music Research

  • Jun 29, 2020 to Jul 1, 2020
  • Location: University of Lleida
  • Description:

    Performance Practice and Sound Production at the Core of Medieval Music Research

    The study of medieval music has a long and established tradition in the field of musicology. Most of the work conducted through the years focuses on the study of manuscripts, repertoires, genres, poetic and musical forms, and composers. Yet, performance practice and sound production are still insufficiently studied at large and even seen with some apprehension. This seems rather incongruous since medieval music with all its compositional elements, its registers, and its preservation in written form was above all conceived as an experience for the ear. The act of performance made this possible, and in that evanescent moment the sacred and secular repertoires of medieval music were articulated and directly disseminated. Thus, performance and sound should undoubtedly be placed at the center of medieval music research since its own foundation and essence are directly connected to them. Fortunately, this realiza

  • Created by: Raúl Lacilla Crespo