Recovering Lost Voices: A Digital Workshop for the Restoration of Renaissance PolyphonyRecovering Lost Voices: A Digital Workshop for the Restoration of Renaissance Polyphonyhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/194371Union Maccrate2012-02-03T08:30:002012-02-03T17:00:00
February 3, 8:30AM–5:00PM
Recovering Lost Voices: A Digital Workshop for the Restoration of Renaissance Polyphony
Macrate Recital Hall, Union Music Building Friday, February 3, 2012 Project Director: Richard Freedman Sponsored by American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Haverford College John B. Hurford Arts and Humanities Center, and the Distinguished Visitors Office. Presentations and discussions by music historians, librarians, and information technology specialists from the US, Canada, and France. Open to all interested faculty, students, and staff, the day will explore how new technologies can help in the study of music that is 500 years old. Attend one (or all) of the sessions; each has a slightly different theme and focal point:
- Session I (9:00) will get us inside the music. Learn what these pieces sounded like, how they were composed, and how we are reconstructing some that survive only as fragments. Music students (performers, composers, historians) will find this most interesting.
- Session II (10:00) will step back to look at this project from the perspective of the library. What makes a digital archive? How can we create spaces where readers can collect, interpret, and collaborate around texts and images?
- Session III (11:00) is where we will learn about some of the technical problems presented by musical notation in the digital domain, and very new tools that will allow many projects to work with large numbers of compositions.
- Session IV (1:30, right after lunch) will showcase three new early music projects, and will show how graduate students and researchers from different institutions are collaborating to make them work.
- Session V (3:15) deals with the French poetry of the songs in Lost Voices Project. We will learn about the questions that music historians and literary scholars would like to answer about them, and about the printed books that preserve them.
8:30. Coffee. Fruit. Light breakfast.
9:00. Session I.
Welcome and Overview of the Du Chemin Project. Getting into the Music: Discussion of selected works, perspectives on analysis and reconstruction. The Thesaurus. The Reconstructions. Models for Collaboration.
9:45. Break. 10:00. Session II. Perspectives from the Library.
The Thesaurus as Catalog. Controlled Vocabularies. Digital Archives. Content Management. User Roles. Respondents: Adam Crandell (Haverford College) Joe Gilbert (University of Virginia)
10:45. Break. 11:00.
Session III. Music Encoding. Interchange, Standards, Techniques.
From Sibelius and Finale to MusicXML, MEI. Respondents: Jesse Rodin (Stanford University), Andrew Hankinson (McGill University), Ichiro Fujinaga (McGill University)
12:00 Lunch, Dining Center, Haverford College. 1:30.
Session IV: Public Presentation. Early Music and the Digital Humanities.
Reports and demonstrations from three projects on methods, challenges, and models of collaboration: CESR/ Haverford Du Chemin Project (Richard Freedman, and Xavier Bisaro [CESR/Tours]. The Josquin Research Project (Jesse Rodin, Stanford University) ELVIS (and other McGill projects) (Julie Cumming and Ichiro Fujinaga, McGill University)
3:00. Break. 3:15.
Session V: The Literary Texts of the Chansons.
Translations, Critical Editions, Reception History, Print Culture. Respondents: Carla Zecher (The Newberry Library), Kate van Orden (University of California) 4:00.
Summary and Next Steps
To RSVP for the luncheon, contact Amy Rouse (firstname.lastname@example.org), Union Music Building Other questions to Richard Freedman (email@example.com) Read more about the project and its NEH and ACLS Grants here: http://www.haverford.edu/news/stories/53341/12 Visit the Project Blog, with links to facsimiles, commentaries, and discussions: duchemin.haverford.edu
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