In this free discussion, Anna Maria Busse Berger (UC Davis) will present “Medieval Music in Africa: Marius Schneider and the Catholic Missionaries in Africa”.
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Anna Maria Busse Berger has published articles and books on notation, mensuration, and proportion signs; music and memory, mathematics and music; historiography; and music in African mission stations. In her first book, Mensuration and Proportion Signs, she presented the first fundamental study of time signatures in early music and their relationship to other measuring systems of the period and fifteenth-century arithmetic. Her book Medieval Music and the Art of Memory won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and the Wallace Berry Award from the Society of Music Theory. With Stanford University Associate Professor (Musicology) Jesse Rodin, Busse Berger co-edited the Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music (2015).
The Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures, founded in 1991 in memory of Ronald James Alexander (1961–90), is a quarterly series of scholarly presentations by top scholars in musicology and ethnomusicology from around the world.