On 9 April 2019 Sean Curran (University of Cambridge) gave a public lecture at the SoundMe seminar at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw). The paper, entitled “Music writing and music history in a thirteenth-century song”, offered a close reading of a mid-thirteenth motet, Par une matinee / Mellis stilla / Alleluia.
On 30 March 2019 the SoundMe Associate Partner Bastarda launched its new CD, Ars moriendi (Lado ABC). Continuing the path traced in their first project, Bastarda bases its improvisations on materials derived from early modern music: while their first CD was devoted to the output of a single composer, Petrus Wilhelmi, Ars Moriendi confronts the soundscape of an entire ritual: the liturgy for the dead, from the commendation of the soul during the agony to the final absolution.
On 19 March 2019, Karl Kügle presented a lecture on the SoundMe project and its research to postgraduates and staff of the Musicology section at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).
On 8 March 2019 AP Trigon Ensemble performed music from the beguinage in Amsterdam around 1600 at the Pieterskerk in Utrecht, with an introductory lecture by Ulrike Hascher-Burger (Utrecht team). → More information (PDF, opens in new tab).
On 1 March 2019, Antonio Chemotti’s book The polyphonic hymns of Valentin Triller’s Ein Schlesich singebüchlein (Wrocław 1555) was launched during a public event organised at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw).
On 19 February 2019, Karl Kügle offered a lecture to members of the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG), Mainz, Germany. The lecture addressed issues of mobility, creation of difference, and historiography in the fifteenth century and today as exemplified through the life and musical works attributed to Petrus Wilhelmi, and their reception history in present-day Europe.
Karl Kügle gave a lecture at St John’s College, University of Oxford to members of the Late Medieval History seminar (convenors: Hannah Skoda and Natalia Nowakowska). The lecture was entitled “‘Ancient music’ in late medieval Europe: from thirteenth-century Paris to seventeenth-century Silesia” and took place on 5 February 2019.
On 15 January 2019, Karl Kügle offered a public lecture on the Koblenz fragments at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte und Musikwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
AP Trigon Ensemble performed two Christmas concerts including music of the Devotio moderna and from the Amsterdam beguinage around 1600: 15 December, 14.45 hours, Grote Kerk (or St. Bavokerk), Grote Markt, Haarlem 16 December, 15.30 hours, Huys Dever, Heerenweg in Lisse This is the → programme of the concert in Haarlem (in Dutch. PDF, opens in new tab). The performance on 16 December was recorded by → Concertzender.
Music from 16th-century Poland and its interplay with the musical past were the subject of a concert and talk with our AP La Morra, moderated by the Heidelberg/Zurich team at the Musikwissenschaftliches Institut in Zurich on 12 December 2018.