Performing and Analyzing Josquin in the Digital Age


Inviolata, from the Liber selectarum cantionum (1520) and visualization by Ge Wang (CCRMA)

13 April 2013 (Saturday): CONCERT
Digital Josquin: An innovative audio-visual experience of Renaissance music

4:15 p.m. Welcome Reception in Braun Music Center Courtyard

8:00 p.m. Performance in Memorial Church (free admission)

Under the direction of Professor Jesse Rodin, the vocal ensemble Cut Circle will join Stanford students in performing a concert of late works by Josquin des Prez (ca. 14501521). The singers will gather around a newly commissioned replica of a 15th-c. music lectern to sing Inviolata, Preter rerum seriem, the Missa Sine nomine, and other astonishingly beautiful pieces. Their performances will be accompanied by “simulcast musical analyses” – real-time visualizations of musical features that represent the fruits of a collaboration with Ge Wang (CCRMA).

14 April 2013 (Sunday): SEMINAR
Analyzing Renaissance Music in the Digital Age

Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room:

9:45 a.m. Coffee

10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Session 1

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Session 2

Invited guests: Julie E. Cumming (McGill), Sean Gallagher (Boston University), Patrick Macey (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester), Anthony Newcomb (U.C. Berkeley), Alejandro Enrique Planchart (U.C. Santa Barbara), Richard Sherr (Smith College), and Emily Zazulia (University of Pittsburgh).

What more can we say about Renaissance music? How might we use digital tools to expand our analytical vocabulary? With the Josquin concert fresh in our ears, a team of experts will discuss and debate methodologies for musical analysis. Part of the aim will be to identify new directions for the Josquin Research Project, a digital tool for accessing and analyzing Renaissance music (the project is directed by Jesse Rodin and Craig Sapp). If you'd like to attend, please contact Professor Rodin to reserve a spot.


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On-campus dining options | Recommended (lunch only): Coupa Café, Cool Café, Bytes Café

For more information, contact Jesse Rodin.

Sponsored by the Department of Music and Stanford Arts Institute, with support from the Dean of Research.