Sounding Communities: Music and the Three Religions in Medieval Iberia

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Sounding Communities: Music and the Three Religions in Medieval Iberia
02/27/2014 4:00 pm
Susan Boynton

Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27: CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Session 1: 4:00-5:30 pm
Chair: Patricia Grieve, Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
Dwight Reynolds, UC Santa Barbara: “Traffic and Trade in Music and Musicians: Conduits of Courtly Culture in Medieval Iberia”
Carl Davila, The University at Brockport: “The Andalusi Turn: The Nuba in Mediterranean History”
Lourdes Alvarez, University of New Haven: “Marketing Mysticism: Shushtari from the Medieval Suq to the Sacred Music Festival Circuit”

Pause: 5:30-5:45 pm

Lecture-Demonstration: 5:45-6:30 pm
Judith Cohen, York University, Toronto: The Sephardic Romancero

Reception: 6:45-7:45 pm
Reception followed by 8 pm concert of the NY Andalus Ensemble, Elebash Recital Hall

Friday, February 28: Faculty House, Columbia University, 9:30am-5pm

Session 2: 9:30-10:30 am
Chair: Jesus Rodríguez-Velasco, Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
Manuel Pedro Ferreira, Universidad Nova de Lisboa: “Medieval Iberian Song in its Mediterranean Context: from Andalusian muwashshahat to the Cantigas de Santa Maria”
Benjamin Liu, University of California at Riverside: “Social Antagonisms in the Serranillas”

Break: 10:30-11:00 am

Session 3: 11:00-12:00 pm
Chair: Antoni Pizà, Foundation for Iberian Music, CUNY
Carmen Julia Gutiérrez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: “The Mozarabic Chant as a Model for the Construction of Cultural Identity”
Juan Ruiz Jiménez, Granada: “Processions in Context: Ritual and Music for Assumption feasts at Seville Cathedral During the Late Middle Ages”

Lunch: 12:00-2:00 pm
Faculty House (time to visit exhibition, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler Library)

Session 4: 2:00-3:30 pm
Chair: Adam Kosto, History, Columbia University
Rebecca Maloy, University of Colorado at Boulder, “The Verona Orationale as a Witness to Visigothic Liturgy, Chant, and Exegesis”
Susana Zapke, Austrian Academy of Sciences: “The Antiphonary of Leon and its Prologues”
Lucy Pick, University of Chicago Divinity School: “The Infanta Speaks: Court and Family in the Refounding of the See of Tuy, 1071”

Break: 3:30-4:00 pm

Final discussion: 4:00-5:00 pm
Moderator: Seth Kimmel, Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
Discussants: Alessandra Ciucci, Northeastern University and Don Randel, University of Chicago

Reception: 5:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities


The University Seminar on Medieval Studies
Department of Music, Columbia University
Center for Ethnomusicology, Columbia University
Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Columbia University
Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
Department of History, Columbia University
Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, University of California at Riverside
Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University
Foundation for Iberian Music, CUNY
Medieval Studies, CUNY

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