I took over (from Helen Deeming) as one of the co-editors of Early Music in October 2021 and my first editorial for the journal has now been published in advanced access. This is for the February 2022 edition, which is not yet out (like many journals, Early Music was slowed by the pandemic , although we’re gradually catching up). Generically, an editorial is something that seemed quite different from the sorts of things I’ve written before, perhaps closer to a blogpost than anything else.
Category Archives: academic life
New Publication: The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music
Long-gestating co-editing project finally published as part of 700-page book.
Performance workshop for late-medieval song
Last month (June 2019), I took part in a two-day performance workshop organised by Joseph W. Mason and attended by various other people I’ve worked with over the past decade or so. I introduced and advised on performances of a song by Blondel de Nesle (people who have heard me sing will be happy to hear that I delegated that task to others far better qualified!). Joe has written an excellent account of the entire event, obviating the need for me to do so here. I refer you enthusiastically to his blogpost, which has embedded audio-visual footage of the public concert that resulted. Enjoy!
A medieval music blog recommendation
Another blog on medieval music!
One of Douce 308’s grands chants
At the end of the first full week of my project, I offer a working edition of one of Douce 308’s unique songs in the grand chant section.
At the Medieval Academy of America Annual Conference 2015
I was honoured to be invited to give the opening Plenary lecture at the MAA annual meeting, this year held at the University of Notre Dame in the US.
Leach en France, Leach en français
Texte et présentation Powerpoint sur le contrepoint chez Machaut.
Zoltán Rihmer answers some of my questions about Machaut
More information on the heraldry of MS A.
2013 in review
The 2013 annual report for this blog, as prepared by Word Press.
Money speaks louder than knowledge in the thirteenth-century university
Worries that university learning is suffering because it’s not what you know but whether you can pay that counts go back to the medieval universities.