Recovering Lost Voices After Year I: A Digital Workshop for the Restoration of Renaissance PolyphonyRecovering Lost Voices After Year I: A Digital Workshop for the Restoration of Renaissance Polyphonyhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/230861Union Maccrate2013-03-01T08:30:002013-03-01T16:30:00
March 1, 8:30AM–4:30PM
Recovering Lost Voices after Year I
Recovering Lost Voices After Year I: A Digital Workshop for the Restoration of Renaissance Polyphony
Macrate Recital Hall, Union Music Building, Friday, March 3, 2013.
Project Director: Richard Freedman. Sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities, Haverford College Department of Music, Tri-Co Mellon Digital Humanities Forum.
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 take us on a quick tour of the project. What are we trying to learn about these chansons? How does the Du Chemin Lost Voices site help us explore the repertory? What large-scale patterns emerge from all of this?
Session II (10:00) will focus on analysis. What did the student analysts discover in some representative works? Where did they agree or disagree? How might we improve or adapt our methods?
Session III (11:00) will focus on reconstructions. We’ll compare some of the reconstructions prepared last summer to see how well the analytic categories served as a guide to the challenges of imagining the lost voices.
Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30
Session IV (1:30, right after lunch) 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. We will also learn about the ways in which the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) will help us study these poems.
Session V (3:15) explores the technical side of things: how the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) works with other tools, and how we want to use it to display musical variants and versions.
Summary and Next Steps (4:00)
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To RSVP for the luncheon, contact Amy Rouse (firstname.lastname@example.org), Union Music Building.
Other questions to Richard Freedman (email@example.com)
All About Lost Voices:
Reports and explanations of method:
The latest Thesaurus:
List of all reconstructions:
And the new 'search' interface, complete with HELP menus:
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