Registration Open | Johannes Tinctoris and Music Theory in the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance

9-10 October 2014

Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London

Registration for this two-day conference is now open. The conference programme is available at music.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences, as is a link to the online booking facility. Full delegate fees are £90, while a reduced rate of £50 is available to students and the unwaged. The deadline for booking is Thursday 2 October 2014, but early registration would be welcomed in order for us to gauge numbers.

This conference brings together an international group of scholars to discuss a rich variety of topics relating to Johannes Tinctoris, including his modal and contrapuntal theories, the intellectual and literary background to his writing, and the materiality and political context of the manuscript sources of his works. The Keynote Speaker will be Dr Stefano Mengozzi (University of Michigan), who will speak on ‘Johannes Tinctoris, Rhetoric, and the Nature of Music-Theoretical Knowledge’. A special, extended session will explore issues surrounding super librum practice and instrumental duo performance, including live demonstrations. The conference also features a recital of Tinctoris’s vocal polyphony by the ensemble Il Suono (www.ilsuono.co.uk).

This conference marks the culmination of the first phase of the research project ‘The Complete Theoretical Works of Johannes Tinctoris: A New Digital Edition’ (2011-14), which has been generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and hosted by Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University. The edition, as well as further information about the project, is ongoing at:

www.earlymusictheory.org/Tinctoris

Project Team and Programme Committee:
Professor Ronald Woodley: Principal Investigator
Dr Jeffrey J. Dean: Senior Researcher
David Lewis: Researcher
Christian Goursaud: PhD Student