REGNUM ET IMPERIUM – festive concert with Schola Gregoriana Pragensis and Anonymous III

Prague, 11 April 2018

This concert was organised by SoundMe on behalf of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic in cooperation with the music festival Vítání jara (Welcome, Spring) and the City of Prague. The concert programme reflected spiritual traditions which contributed to the constitution of a medieval Bohemian state, culminating in the era of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (1316-1378).

The concert took place at 7 PM in the St Peter and Paul Basilica at Vyšehrad (Štulcova, Praha 2).

Lecture by Gancarczyk in Basel

On 10 April 2018 Paweł Gancarczyk gave a lecture on ‘Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz (b. 1392) and the concept of Central Europe in musicological research’ at the University of Basel. In his presentation, he discussed the paradigm of ‘Western European’ historiography which regards Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary as ‘Eastern Europe’. Continue reading

6th SoundMe Seminar in Warsaw

Manon Louviot presents her paper in Warsaw.

Manon Louviot presents her paper in Warsaw.

On the 27th of February 2018 Jan Ciglbauer (Prague team) and Manon Louviot (Utrecht team) presented the outcomes of their research at the 6th SoundMe seminar in Warsaw. The seminar, convened by professor Paweł Gancarczyk (Warsaw team), was attended by researchers and students from the Polish Academy of Sciences and the University of Warsaw, as well as by guest scholars from the Fulbright Scholar Program. Continue reading

Public Concert by AP Anonymous III in Selwyn College Chapel, Cambridge

9 March 2018

AP Anonymous III and Choral Scholars from Cambridge University performed a concert of music themed around Marian devotion at Selwyn College Chapel in Cambridge. The programme included chant, sequences, hymns, trouvère song, and medieval polyphony from the 12th and 13th centuries studied by Adam Mathias (Cambridge team).

The Force of the Past

During the annual meeting on 2 March 2018 of the Societas Mediaevistica, this year at the Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel in Riehen, Switzerland, Ulrike Hascher-Burger (Utrecht team) presented an aspect of her research titled “Die Macht der Vergangenheit: Das Hostienwunder von Amsterdam vor und nach der Reformation” (The Force of the Past: The Miracle of Amsterdam before and after the Reformation). In her presentation, she focussed on influences of the medieval miracle cult and its processions on Amsterdam in later times.

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Performance workshop with Katarina Livljanic and Anonymous III in Cambridge

Emmanuel Chapel.

Emmanuel Chapel.

On Tuesday 20th February the Cambridge team welcomed Katarina Livljanic (Université Paris-Sorbonne and director of “Dialogos”) to Emmanuel College to work with Adam Mathias, Anonymous III (AP), and a number of choral scholars from the university. Over the course of the day, singers worked on a range of pieces, from chant through to 13th century Parisian polyphony, hymns to motets. In particular Katarina spent time preparing material with singers for an upcoming concert – medieval music in honour of the Virgin Mary – that took place on 9th March at Selwyn College, Cambridge. Continue reading

Collaborative SoundMe meeting in Heidelberg

Michal Gondko and Corina Marti performing Late-Medieval music at the SoundMe meeting.

Michal Gondko and Corina Marti performing Late-Medieval music at the SoundMe meeting.

On the 25th and 26th of January 2018, the SoundMe teams convened in Heidelberg for a collaborative meeting with members of the project Die frühe Messvertonung zwischen liturgischer Funktion und Kunstanspruch, based at the Departments of Musicology in Mainz and Weimar-Jena. The meeting was organised as a series of eight papers, in which the speakers gave insights into their own research, addressing core issues that underlie both projects. Discussions were enriched by the attendance of Corina Marti and Michal Gondko, the artistic directors of the early music ensemble “La Morra” (Basel). Continue reading