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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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International Colloquium Maneras de vivir lo femenino en la España moderna, 5-7 October 2016

An international colloquium on women’s lives in modern Spain was held in Barcelona between 5 and 7 October, both at the Facultat de Geografia i Història of the Universitat de Barcelona and the Museu del Disseny. It was organised by … Continue reading

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Visit to the Carmelite convent in Vic (Barcelona), 7 June 2016

Yesterday we visited the Carmelite convent in Vic together with a group of colleagues doing research into conventual culture from a variety of perspectives: Verònica Zaragoza, Marc Sogues, Aurelia Pessarrodona, and Mercè Gras, who organised the visit. We were able … Continue reading

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