Karl Kügle recently gave an interview about the SoundMe project and its outcomes to Dutch journalist Rianne Lindhout on behalf of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). Read the interview → here.
On 18 December 2019 at 10.30 am, SoundMe team member Manon Louviot defended her PhD thesis in the Senaatszaal of the Academiegebouw, Utrecht. Congratulations! The title of the dissertation is “Controlling Space, Disciplining Voice – The Congregation of Windesheim and Fifteenth-Century Monastic Reform in Northern Germany and the Low Countries”. Read more about it on the → Utrecht University website. Read Manon’s thesis → here.
A group of students from the Musicological Institute of Zurich University designed an exhibition on the soundscapes in late-medieval and early-modern Hanseatic cities, under the direction of Inga Mai Groote and with support from Christine Roth, whose SoundMe research constituted a basis for the concept of the exhibition.
Christine Roth defended her PhD thesis, entitled “Traditionsbindungen in der lutherischen Musikkultur des 16. und frühen 17. Jahrhunderts. Studien zu Repertoire und Kontexten” at the University of Zurich – congratulations!
Paweł Gancarczyk presented his research on Central European music manuscripts at a conference in Regensburg entitled “Liturgie und Musik in St. Emmeram vom Mittelalter bis zur Frühen Neuzeit” (22-25 September 2019). The programm of the conference can be found → here. Click on the image for a large version of the flyer.
On Tuesday, 24 September, the last concert of the Sound Memories project took place at the church of Our Lady of the Snows in Prague, one of the highlights of Gothic architecture in the Czech capital. The programme “Seven Days at Prague University” presented mostly unknown music which was part of the everyday life of medieval students and academics, and is based on the long-time research of Jan Ciglbauer.
The SoundMe project presented a concert with our Associate Partners La Morra and Bastarda on 11 September, and a performance of a new piece based on SoundMe material created by accordeonist-composer Roman Zabelov (Prague) on 12 September during the 2019 Closing Conference of the HERA call “Uses of the Past” (2016-2019) in Gdańsk, Poland.
The PI of the Prague team, Lenka Hlávková, was elected a new member of the Academia Europaea in the section Musicology & Art History.
Members of the Sound Memories project and AP’s La Morra and Anonymous III participated at the 31st International Summer School of Early Music and associated events Music Rendez-Vous and Valtice Baroque Night. This took place in July in the Czech Republic. (For more information see: → www.early-music.cz.)
The SoundMe project presented a concert with our Associate Partners La Morra and Bastarda during the → 2019 Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference in Basel, Switzerland. The event attracted around 400 listeners, among them leading experts in early-music research from around the world. You can download the → concert programme (PDF, opens in new tab) here.