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!


Performance Workshop 1: JP27a

A first post from the performance workshop with graindelavoix, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust and held at St Hugh’s College, Oxford in March 2017. Continue reading “Performance Workshop 1: JP27a”

At the Medieval Academy of America Annual Conference 2015

EEL opening plenaryI 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. Continue reading “At the Medieval Academy of America Annual Conference 2015”

Music and death before 1650: (partial) conference review

One of the world’s oldest musical societies discusses the role of music in death. Continue reading “Music and death before 1650: (partial) conference review”

A medievalist at the inaugural Music and Philosophy Study Group of the RMA conference

In the opening plenary, Michael Spitzer remarked that “there’s a difference between being a philosopher and reading philosophy”. If this conference was representative, I think I’ll stick to the latter. Continue reading “A medievalist at the inaugural Music and Philosophy Study Group of the RMA conference”