Programme – ICREA International Workshop 2015: Hearing the city: Musical Experience as Portal to Urban Soundscapes, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Sala Nicolas d’Olwer

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(Last update on 18 September 2015)



Thursday 24 September 2015

Registration and welcome: Institut d’Estudis Catalans: 9am

Session 1: 9.30am-2pm

Transferring musical knowledge

9.30-10.30am            Key-note presentation: Dinko Fabris (International Musicological                                             Society): ‘Urban musicologies’


10.30-11.30am         The role of music research centres I

Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universität Wien (Birgit Lodes)
Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Université François-Rabelais, Tours (Philippe Vendrix)
Royal College of Music, London (Richard Wistreich)

11.30-12pm                coffee break

12-12.45pm               The role of music research centres II

Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical, Lisbon (Manuel Pedro Ferreira)
Institució Milà i Fontanals–CSIC, Barcelona (Emilio Ros-Fábregas)

12.45-1.30pm            discussion

1.30pm                       lunch

Session 2: 4-8pm

Sounds of the city: a cross-disciplinary perspective

4-5pm                        Key-note presentation:  Bruce R. Smith (University of Southern                                                 California): ‘Sounding Shakespeare’s London’


5-6pm                        Crossing disciplines I

Niall Atkinson (University of Chicago): ‘Acoustic mobility in Renaissance Florence’
Jennifer Richards (University of Newcastle): ‘Listening Readers: A London Print Shop’
Helen Hills (University of York): ‘Where is the music of architecture in urban history?’

6-6.30pm                    tea break

6.30-8pm                   Crossing disciplines II

Anne-Madeleine Goulet (Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours): ‘Music in late seventeenth-century Rome: the Orsini Palace as a performance space’
Juan José Carreras (Universidad de Zaragoza): ‘Madrid 1700: institutions–networks–performance spaces’
Joachim Kremer (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Stuttgart): ‘Communication and distribution: musical experience in urban societies in the early 18th century’
Mélanie Traversier (Université Lille 3): ‘Soundscapes and traffic flows around public theatres in the Enlightenment’


Friday 25 September 2015

Session 3: 9.30am-1.30pm

Mapping the urban musical experience I

9.30-10.30am            Key-note presentation: Reinhard Strohm (University of Oxford):                                              ‘Early opera houses and city culture’


10.30-11.30               France and the Low Countries:

Philippe Vendrix (Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours): ‘Music and territoriality: some questions on French cases’
Marie-Alexis Colin (Université Libre de Bruxelles): ‘Mapping the urban musical experience in France and the Southern Low Countries’
David Burn (University of Leuven): ‘Non-professional composers in urban experiences’

11.30am-12pm           coffee break

12.00-1.30pm           German-speaking lands:

Matthew Laube (University of Cambridge / Université libre de Bruxelles): ‘Music and urban topography in Heidelberg, 1556-1618’
Alexander Fisher (University of British Columbia):  ‘Sounds and Silences: Reflections on Music, Sound, and the Phenomenology of Space in the Confessional Borderlands of the Empire’
Jan-Friedrich Missfelder (University of Konstanz): ‘Sound and Reformation in early modern Zurich’
Birgit Lodes (Universität Wien): ‘Mapping the urban musical experience: Austria’


1.30pm                       lunch

Session 4: 4-8pm

Mapping the urban musical experience II

4-5pm                        Key-note presentation: Tim Carter (University of North Carolina,                                               Chapel Hill): ‘Hearing and listening in early modern Italy: some                                                 problems for the urban musicologist’


5-6pm                        Italy

Camilla Cavicchi (Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours): ‘Barber musicians in Renaissance Italy’
Ilaria Grippaudo (Università degli Studi di Palermo): ‘Music, religious communities and the urban dimension: sound       experiences in Palermo in the sixteenth and seveteenth centuries’
Anna Tedesco (Università degli Studi di Palermo): ‘The shaping of urban soundscape in Spanish Palermo’

6-6.30pm                    tea break

6.30-8pm                   Iberian world and global:

Ascensión Mazuela (Institució Milà i Fontanals–CSIC): ‘Urban convents and musical networks in sixteenth-century Barcelona’
Maria Gembero (Institució Milà i Fontanals–CSIC): ‘Re-mapping urban music in Spanish regional contexts: the case of Navarre (16th-18th centuries)’
Javier Marín (Universidad de Jaén): ‘Urban versus rural soundscapes in colonial Latin America’
David Irving (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne): ‘Seaborne empires, port cities, and musicology: perspectives on early modern music networks’


9pm                            conference dinner


Saturday 26 September

Communicating the urban musical experience

9.30-10am                 Key-note presentation: Tess Knighton (ICREA/ Institució Milà i                                                Fontanals-CSIC): ‘Looking to new ‘horizons’: ways of hearing the city’


10.00-11.15am         Juan Ruiz Jiménez & Ignacio José Lizarán Rus: ‘Historical                                                          Soundscapes of Andalusia (c.1200-c.1800): an on-line digital platform’

Irene Klein (Universitat de València): ‘Sixteenth-century Valencia in a musico-literary tour’
Esperanza Rodríguez-García (University of Nottingham): ‘Technolog and cultural transference’
Miguel Ángel Marín (Universidad de La Rioja / Fundación Juan March, Madrid): ‘The sounding city: from urban music history to the concert hall’

11.15-11.45am           Coffee break

11.45am-1.30pm      Musical impact of the city: Barcelona as paradigm

11.45am-12pm         Agustín Martorell & Ilaria Sartori (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): ‘Sons                                        de Barcelona’

12-1pm                      Round table discussion with contributions from the following                                                       institutions:

Escola de Música de Catalunya (Sílva Martínez)
Museu d’Historia de Barcelona (Teresa Macià i Bigorra)
Museu de la Música de Barcelona  (Jaume Ayats)
Biblioteca de Catalunya (Margarida Ullate Estanyol)
Societat Catalana de Musicologia (Jordi Ballester)

1-1.30pm                   Final discussion

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