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Publication of Hearing the City in Early Modern Europe

The book Hearing the City in Early Modern Europe (Turnhout: Brépols, 2018), edited by Tess Knighton and Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita, is now published. Contents Introduction Tim Carter, Hearing and Listening: Some Problems for the Urban Musicologist 1 Crossing Boundaries 2. Dinko … Continue reading

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Book presentation: Música i política a l’època de l’arxiduc Carles (11 January 2018)

A couple of photos of the book launch held at the Museu d’Història de Barcelona last Thursday. It was very well attended and offered a good opportunity to talk about some aspects of music and politics in the urban context … Continue reading

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October’s events

October was a busy month for events relating to URBANMUSICS. Both Ascension and I were involved in them, and I give a brief report of each here. On Monday 9 October 2017, the historian Joan-Lluis Palos organized a seminar entitled … Continue reading

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ESPACIOS DEVOCIONALES Prácticas religiosas de las mujeres y transferencias culturales en el siglo XVI

Seminario del Área de Historia Moderna. Facultad de Geografia e Historia. Universitat de Barcelona 9 October 2017, 9.30am-2pm PROGRAM 9:30-9:45 Welcome and presentation of the seminar. Joan-Lluís Palos 9:45-10:30 Espacios de mecenazgo musical femenino en la Barcelona del siglo XVI: … Continue reading

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Little known and unfamiliar music in Barcelona libraries

It’s the old adage about the buses: you wait ages for a bus and then two come at once. Last week saw two presentations on music in Barcelona libraries, both based on long-term research projects and both illustrated by musical … Continue reading

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AMS/SMT Vancouver 2016 (3-6 November) and SEdeM Madrid 2016 (16-19 November)

This month I have participated in two conferences presenting papers which are a result of my research as part of the Urbanmusics Project. First, I attended the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society (AMS), which took place in Vancouver … Continue reading

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Companion to Music in the Age of the Catholic Monarchs

  Edited by Tess Knighton, ICREA / IMF-CSIC The Companion to Music in the Age of the Catholic Monarchs, edited by Tess Knighton, offers a major new study that deepens and enriches our understanding of the forms and functions of music that … Continue reading

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