Members of the SoundMe team again presented research results at the annual Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, this year held in Basel, Switzerland. The MedRen is the biggest meeting worldwide for scholars researching medieval and early modern music up to 1600. For more information on the conference and on the conference programme, see our special page.
On 18 June 2019, Inga Mai Groote presented a lecture in the SoundMe seminar series at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ISPAN) in Warsaw.
On 1 June 2019, Manon Louviot presented a paper at the fiftieth congress of the Société des Historiens Médiévistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur Public (SHMESP) in Frankfurt, Germany (30 May – 2 June 2019).
As part of a new outreach initiative led by the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge, the Cambridge team (Susan Rankin and Adam Mathias) have been working with local schools to introduce students to medieval music in a number of ways. This outreach project, entitled “Roots”, aims to trail a new model for music provision within primary and secondary schools across the Cambridgeshire region, and draws together all ages in teaching and enjoying music.
On 3 May 2019, Paweł Gancarczyk presented a paper at the Third International Musicological Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia.
On 2 May 2019, Karl Kügle presented a lecture on the SoundMe project and its research results to postgraduates and staff in the Department of Music at the University of Manchester (UK).
In March and April 2019, Karl Kügle was a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
Lenka Hlávková was interviewed by the Charles University Journal Forum.
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.