Christine Roth is spending six weeks at the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel, in the first instalment of a three-month extension of her earlier research fellowship awarded her by the world-famous cultural repository in Wolfenbüttel. At the moment she continues research on Lutheran music collections and investigates the notion of the past in the 16th and early 17th century by studying historiographical treatises of the time. She is also working on several chapters of her PhD thesis.
Antonio Chemotti presented his SoundMe project at → Musik vor 1600, a research colloquium convened by Prof. Dr. Christiane Wiesenfeldt (Institut für Musikwissenschaft Weimar-Jena) and Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz). The lecture took place in Weimar on 29 June.
Antonio Chemotti present his SoundMe research at the University of Regensburg, in a seminar convened by Prof. Dr. Katelijne Schiltz. Chemotti will deliver a paper about musical past and regionalism in early modern Silesia. The lecture took place on 12 June in Regensburg.
On 8 June 2018 the Associate Partner of the project, the ensemble of improvised music Bastarda, gave a concert in Grudziądz. The musicians presented contemporary re-interpretations of selected compositions by Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz. Before the concert Paweł Gancarczyk introduced the listeners to the story of this composer, and explained the various ways in which the music of the past functions in contemporary culture.
AP Ensemble Trigon presented a concert during the Festival Oude Muziek Nu with music from the Amsterdam Beguinage, first decade 17th century, with an introduction by Ulrike Hascher-Burger.
On 28 and 29 May 2018 the SoundMe project conference and conference concert took place in Utrecht. All details can be found on this page.
The Warsaw and Prague teams produced a short documentary video on the workshops “Preserving and Transforming Sound Memories”, held in Prague (10 April 2018) and Warsaw (13 April 2018). The clip includes a report about some of the research conducted by members of the SoundMe project, as well as pieces performed by Anonymous III. Students from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia and from the United States of America share their experiences as participants of the workshops.
Schola Gregoriana Pragensis – Associate Partner of the SoundMe project – prepared a concert programme entitled ‘European encounters – three centuries of music’. Its contents relate to the research by all the five teams of the project. It includes compositions illustrating the interpenetration of the music repertory between different regions and faiths, at the same time showing the use of music of the past in the cultures of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. For some of these compositions, discovered and edited by project team members, this was the first time they were presented in public in several hundred years (see programme [PDF, opens in new tab]).
Suzanne Ryan, main editor for humanities and executive editor for music at Oxford University Press, gave a lecture in Prague on practical aspects of publishing process and writing a successful book proposal.
On the occasion of their concert on 3rd June 2018 at Festival Oude Muziek Nu in Hoorn (NL) (see the Events page), AP Ensemble Trigon shared a videoclip with two early 17th-century songs from the Amsterdam beguinage. It was taken during a concert presented on 17th December 2017 in castle ‘t Huys Delver (NL).