HERA Uses of the Past: Sound Memories conference

Utrecht University

28.05.2018-29.05.2018, Utrecht, Gertrudiskapel, Willemsplantsoen 1c,
Utrecht (NL)

Deadline: 20.05.2018

Sound Memories (SoundMe) is a collaborative research project funded by
HERA under the recent call Uses of the Past. Running from 2016 to 2019,
it brings together researchers and Associate Partners based in five
European countries (Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland,
United Kingdom). The project explores the mechanisms by which Europeans
of a distant past (c. 1200-1600) used collective musical memory to shape
cultural and political behaviour. We also ask in which ways these
mechanisms continue to be relevant to the societies of 21st-century

On Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th May 2018, the SoundMe teams present
their research to scholars and to the general public. We shall discuss
our work with experts in medieval and early modern studies from around
the world, showcase the contributions of our Associate Partners, and go
beyond the traditional academic conference format by exploring
interactive and performative ways of sharing knowledge and research

A full conference ticket is priced at EUR100 and includes tea/coffee
breaks and lunches. Day passes at EUR50 can also be purchased, and there
is a 50% discount for students (ID required). The conference concert on
Monday 28 May is free, but please note that registration is required.

To register and to access the full conference programme, please visit:
The deadline for registration is on 20 May 2018.

Monday 28 May (Day 1)

9.15-9.30 Welcome and Conference Opening
Karl Kügle (Utrecht and Oxford)

9.30-11 Session 1: A Changing Sense of History? Constructing the Past in
Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Chair: Susan Rankin (Cambridge)
Sarah Hamilton (Exeter) Recording or creating tradition? The evidence of
the early excommunication rites
Adam Mathias (Cambridge) Collecting the musical past. Clausulae before
W1 and F
Jan Ciglbauer (Prague) ?From tolerated addition to tradition keepers.
Latin Songs in central Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries

11-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.30 Session 2: Reforming the Present, Using the Past
Chair: Christine Roth (Zurich)
Ruxandra Marinescu (Utrecht) Re-reading Fauvel, one generation later.
Manuscript Dijon, Bibliothèque municipale 525, and the motet O
bicornix/A tous iourz/Virgo dei genitrix
Manon Louviot (Utrecht) How to reform chant? Investigations into
Johannes Busch’s methods of “reforming by doing”

12.30-14.30 Lunch break

14.30-16 Session 3: Liturgical Soundscapes and the Mining of the Past
Chair: Lenka Hlávková (Prague)
Christine Roth (Zurich) The role of the past in Lutheran music and
liturgy – A commentary on David Chytraeus’ agenda of 1578
Antonio Chemotti (Warsaw) Regionalism, musical past, and the cult of the
saints in early modern Silesia: Valentin Triller’s Gar nichts schedlichs
Daniele V. Filippi (Basel) Operation Libroni: Gaffurius, the Sforza, and
the Construction of a Repertory for Milan’s Duomo

16-16.30 Coffee break

17-18 Conference Concert: Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz – Contrasting
Visions of the Past
Performances by Bastarda (Warsaw), La Morra (Basel)
Moderators: Pawel Gancarczyk (Warsaw), Karl Kügle (Utrecht and Oxford)

Tuesday 29 May (Day 2)

10-11 Session 4: Shadows of the Past, Ghosts of the Present
Chair: Daniele V. Filippi (Basel)
Judith Pollmann (Leiden) topic TBA
Bartlomiej Gembicki (Warsaw) The memory of meaning(s). Polychorality in
Venice and its/our myths

11-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13 Session 5: The Past in the Present: Performance-based Research
Demo-workshop 1: Musical performance as a heuristic tool
Ulrike Hascher-Burger (Utrecht) and Trigon Ensemble (Leiden): Music of
the Amsterdam Beguines in the early 17th century. Ave Maria – O suyver
maecht – O Maria Maria

Roundtable 1: Musical performance as a heuristic tool: Possibilities and
Chair: Antonio Chemotti (Warsaw)
Participants: Rebekah Ahrendt (Utrecht), David Eben (Prague), Margot
Fassler (Notre Dame), Michal Gondko (La Morra), Margot Kalse (Trigon
Ensemble), Pawel Szamburski (Bastarda)

13-14 Lunch break

14-15.15 Session 6: Sound, Space, Music: Performance-based Research 2
Demo-workshop 2: Laudes salvatori/Christ is upstanden – an interactive
immersion experience
David Eben (Prague), Ulrike Hascher-Burger (Utrecht), Adam Mathias
(Cambridge), Trigon Ensemble (Leiden), volunteers from the audience

15.15-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-16.45 Session 7: Uses of the Past and Present-Day Culture and
Roundtable 2: Researching late-medieval and early-modern music today –
does it matter?
Chair: Karl Kügle (Utrecht and Oxford)
Participants: Pawel Gancarczyk (Warsaw), Inga Mai Groote (Zurich),
Ruxandra Marinescu (Utrecht), Judith Pollmann (Leiden), Floris Schuiling
(Utrecht), Iris van der Tuin (Utrecht), Andreas Zielke (Berlin)

16.45-17.00 Concluding remarks

Manon Louviot

Trans 10, Room 2.44, 3512 JK UTRECHT

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