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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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Workshop Art & Acoustics: multiple perspectives Universitat de Barcelona, 14 September 2016

The archaeologist Margarita Díaz-Andreu (UB) organized a fascinating workshop which took place on the morning of 14 September based around various facets of the study of acoustical archaeology. This mixed the scholarly and technical with artistic expression, from prehistoric rock … Continue reading

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Interseccions: Congrés d’Història de la Música al País Valencià (Valencia, 13-15 October 2016)

Last week I participated in the conference ‘Interseccions’, which aimed to rethink Valencia music history in the light of recent historiographical perspectives and research approaches. The title ‘Intersections’ reflects pretty well the content of the conference and its planning and … Continue reading

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